Cyclone Gati: Somalia’s most powerful storm in recorded history causes flooding, displaces thousands

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    Cyclone Gati hit parts of Somalia this week, killing eight people, displacing thousands and causing flooding that destroyed livelihoods, livestock, crops and fishing gear. Gati is the strongest storm to hit the Horn of Africa nation since satellite records began – bringing two years of rain in two days and wind speeds of 170 kph (105 mph) to northeastern Somalia’s Puntland region on Nov. 22. The United Nations said eight people have died and 180,000 people have had their lives disrupted, with more than a dozen towns and villages inundated by flood waters. The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization said earlier this week the cyclone could also allow immature desert locust swarms in parts of neighbouring Ethiopia to mature faster, lay eggs and move south east towards Ogaden region in eastern Somalia. Somalia is one of the countries most vulnerable to climate change but it receives little climate adaptation funding, according to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. For more info, please go to http://www.globalnews.ca Subscribe to Global News Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/20fcXDc Like Global News on Facebook HERE: http://bit.ly/255GMJQ Follow Global News on Twitter HERE: http://bit.ly/1Toz8mt Follow Global News on Instagram HERE: https://bit.ly/2QZaZIB #GlobalNews

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