On 5 and 6 September 2010 torrential rain recorded 202.6mm which is 20% of total rainfall normally received by the country. The rainfall caused floods almost nationwide affecting over 25,000 people by destroying their residences, and other basic livelihoods. On 7 September 2010, the Government of the Gambia declared a State of National Disaster due to the magnitude and complexity of the floods.
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