(by EthioTime) North, north-eastern and western parts of Ethiopia may hit by heavy rainfall while western, highlands of the south region, south western, east and central parts of the country Ethiopia are expected to benefit, according to the National Meteorological Agency (NMA) warning.
The rainy season of the country will be expected to end on time on September, forecasted the Agency inline with well-coordinated action to be taken to prevent the possible impact of the flood.
Ethiopia has been affected by the El-Nino induced drought that started from June last year and left 10.2 million people without enough food and causality of livestock. However, unlike the previous phenomenon of El-Nino, the country is now predicted to be hit by much flood, caused by La-Nina, a complex whether pattern opposite of El-Nino resulting from variations in ocean temperatures in the equatorial pacific.
The National Risk Disaster Management Commission says more than 1.5 million people are believed to be at risk following the devastating impact of the flood. Relocation of the residences to nearby areas, strengthening of the communication system, delivery of food and other items to the areas, are among the necessary precautions measures mentioned by the forecast.
Image: Flood caused by Shebele River