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Weather data helps authorities respond to deadly floods in Abidjan

When torrential rains and flash floods deluged parts of Côte d’Ivoire’s economic capital, Abidjan, an African Development Bank investment in weather data was critical in the disaster response efforts.

While heavy rainfall is not unusual for Abidjan from May to July, the sheer volume experienced recently caused significant damage. At its peak, water levels reached half the height of a commuter taxi vehicle, leaving the metropolis struggling to cope.