Sierra Leone should brace for adverse weather conditions such as heavy rainfall and flooding, and diseases like cholera this year.

Freetown Flood Sept 2015-1

This is against the backdrop of predictions by the Cable News Network (CNN) that rainfall patterns will be unusually heavy and lead to serious flooding and major outbreaks of malaria, cholera and Rift Valley Fever.

According to CNN, there will be heavy downpours over the next few days on the coast of West Africa with Sierra Leone specifically named for being at risk of flooding.

The report stated that government and residents have to be alert and prepare for the consequences of flooding resulting from heavy rainfalls.