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Weather alert: DMN warns of possible dust storms in the Far North within the next 24 hours

Weather alert: DMN warns of possible dust storms in the Far North within the next 24 hours

Paru le lundi, 18 octobre 2021 16:15

The Directorate of National Meteorology (DMN) of the Ministry of Transports forecasts that in the next 24 hours, "the Far North will experience a low-pressure area likely to cause dust suspension." 

Without adding much precision, the directorate stresses that some parts of the region are likely to experience such phenomena than others. So, it advises residents to wear face masks to avoid swallowing the particles.

"The inhalation of small particles can trigger or aggravate asthma, bronchitis, emphysema, and silicosis," explained a doctor contacted by SBBC.

Besides the low-pressure area in the Far North, the DMN forecasts “important rainy and stormy activities” for the next 24 hours in the coastal and eastern regions. 

In February, the DMN had warned that a massive plum of Saharan dust blown by harmattan winds from central Chad was expected in the Far North passing through Logone-et-Chari.

At the same time, the directorate warns that the dust particles would reduce visibility and deteriorate air quality.  

L.A.

Dernière modification le lundi, 18 octobre 2021 16:25

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