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No cause for alarm as cyclone KYAAR dissipates- FAO

Saturday November 2, 2019

MOGADISHU (HOL) - Cyclone KYAAR which was expected to make land fall on Somalia this weekend has rapidly weakened, the UN Food and Agriculture organisation (FAO) has said.

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The UN agency said Friday the tropical cyclone will not after all be making headway into Somalia and that it was expected to dissipate by Friday.

“The storm which was earlier predicted to affect parts of Somaliland, Puntland and Central Regions of Somalia is not expected to make land fall in Somalia according to the latest forecast,” a statement from FAO read in part.

The UN body had warned Tuesday cyclone KYAAR would land on Somaliland and the coastal regions of Puntland by end of the weak.

It warned the cyclone would disrupt water transport and heavy winds would bring down weak structures.

“The storm is expected to affect the coastal areas of Puntland in the next 96 hours and spread inland towards Somaliland and the central areas within 24 hours,” the UN body said.


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