Floods affect thousands in Gambia after heaviest rainfall in decades

According to the government, The Gambia recorded its heaviest rainfall in more than 30 years last weekend, causing widespread flooding and at least two deaths, blaming climate change for the extreme weather.

According to the Department of Water Resources, torrential rain started and continued for more than 20 hours in parts of the West African country. 

The highest rainfall measured over that period was 276 mm (10.87 inches) at Banjul International Airport, compared with a previous record of 175.4 mm in July 1998.

Credit: Reuters

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