Members of the Somali Media for Environment, Science, Health and Agriculture (SOMESHA) made a tremendous nationwide climate monitoring outlook after the government of Somalia announced yesterday morning that weather storms may hit many coastal areas in the country.
After a cabinet meeting in Mogadishu yesterday, the government has called all communities living on the coasts to be vigilant as weather forecasts predict that storms may hit Somali coastal areas widely.
SOMESHA members in Puntland and Mudug regions reported that Heavy rains with strong winds have been battering parts of Puntland in north east Somalia for the last 20 hours particularly towns and villages alongside the coast.
Residents in the coastal communities have been bracing for the bad weather after forecasts of the weather have been extensively aired and posted through the local media throughout Somalia.
Most of the areas, where the strong winds and heavy downpour are affecting, are towns and villages with large numbers of internally displaced and the IDPs live ramshackle camps so there is a concern that their houses may be destroyed by the winds.