Devasting floods hit Sudan

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Devasting floods, caused by heavy seasonal rains, have damaged more than 100,000 homes the African country of Sudan.

Over the weekend, Sudan declared a three-month state of emergency after flooding that has killed 99 people.

In addition to the deaths, the floods had affected more than half a million people.

Most of the flooding was triggered by heavy seasonal rains, mainly in neighbouring Ethiopia, which caused the Nile River to rise to nearly 17.5 metres. this is the highest level the river has been at in 100 years.

The rates of floods and rain for this year exceeded the records set in 1946 and 1988.

The United Nations are supporting the national response with emergency shelter and household supplies.

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