Floods in Cape Verde

The island of Santiago in Cape Verde was hit by floods on Saturday 12 September. At least 1 person was killed, according to Floodlist.

The flood hit the capital of the country, the city of Praia, and other areas of Santiago. One person, believed to be a small child, died after being carried away by flood waters in Praia. During the 12-hour period until September 12, about 80 mm of precipitation hit the city. As a result of the rampant elements, bridges, buildings and cars were damaged, and several main roads were blocked.

The National Institute of Meteorology and Geophysics (INMG) said the heavy rainfall was caused by “a tropical wave that is associated with a large area of ​​convection causing showers and thunderstorms.”

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