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26 Feb 2020 | 03:30 AM UTC

Senegal: Sandstorm hits Senegal February 26-27

Sandstorm leads to low visibility and poor air quality across the country February 26-27; transport disruptions possible

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Event

An ongoing sandstorm originating from Mauritania has prompted low visibility leading to dangerous driving conditions and poor air quality since Tuesday, February 25, in Senegal. As of Wednesday, February 26, significant transportation disruptions are expected, as flight cancelations and delays remain possible across the country. Health officials advised those with respiratory difficulties to remain indoors during the storm. The National Agency of Civil Aviation and Meteorology (ANACIM) stated that the sandstorm will continue to affect the country until Thursday, February 27.

Flight cancelations, delays, and general traffic disruptions are possible throughout Wednesday and Thursday.

Advice

Individuals in Senegal are advised to monitor weather reports, confirm travel reservations, anticipate transportation disruptions, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities. Contact your airline for more information regarding potential flight disruptions.