Climate change on the African country of Namibia, with devastating results



May 12, 2011
NAMIBIA
— Water raging floods in north-central and north-eastern Namibia, could have slept strongly over the past few weeks, but it seems to take longer to recover the lives of an estimated 220,000 people who are estimated to have been affected by the floods. According to the United Nation's Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Namibia Kari Egge,
number is based on the condition that about 15 percent of the seven areas of the country hit flood would bear the consequences of the disaster.
The floods have led to loss of life and serious damage to property and infrastructure; Powered closing schools and clinics, and destroyed those daily routines affected.
More than 100,000 students in 324 schools were affected by flooding, of which 163 have been closed, and 22 health clinics were either submerged or completely surrounded by water.

The fact that an area prone to flooding annually hosts more than half of the population of Namibia, not weaken the burden on the government.
— African Review

In early May 2011, more rain fell in one day in parts of Namibia and South Africa than usually fall all year.
For several months, an unusually heavy and constant rain soaked southern and western Africa and completed several river basins, which have been fixed for years.
The last storm watered in dry areas of the desert. Photo depicts what might "storm wave" associated with high precipitation supercell thunderstorm. Clouds stretched almost to ground level is extremely strong downstream. Because a large amount of rain fall, and large and heavier air drops of rain dumped them. As the cold, moist air reaches the floor of the desert, he makes a wedge compressed water. Curl at the bottom occurs because the down projection winds hit the Earth's surface and must be spread.
Sample deposition Bullseye shown on the main image, is because these storms are short-lived and dump a lot of rain very quickly in one area.
NASA

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