Heavy rains have flooded most of Aden's neighborhoods, leaving many people confined to their homes, according to residents
Floods in Aden leave three people dead, including a child
The latest round of heavy rains and torrential floods in Yemen’s interim capital of Aden left three people, including one child, dead, and caused extensive damage to property. Others are still missing.
According to residents, heavy rains flooded most of Aden's neighborhoods, leaving many people confined to their homes. Power outages, which were a chronic problem before the floods, have been widely reported throughout the city.
Photos and videos posted on social media showed the streets of Aden flooded by continuous rains that swept away people and vehicles. Aden has seen heavy rains for the past month, resulting in significant property damages.
Without proper drainage canals and pumps, the flooding could exacerbate the outbreak of waterborne diseases like cholera which thrive in areas with polluted water supplies.
In Marib governorate, recent flooding has damaged at least 17 internally displaced persons (IDP) camps, some significantly. Marib has rehoused IDPs in hotels until the camps can be rebuilt, after a family of five died last week after being swept away by heavy rains. Another family of three in Marib died under the collapse of their house due to flooding.
Editing by Ahlam Mohsen and Casey Coombs