Update 2017-08-14 (2): At least 300 people were killed in the major floods in and around Freetown in Sierra Leona until Monday evening (14 August, local time). The number of deaths is expected to rise. Thousands of people were evacuated. There still exists a very high danger from landslides in the outskirts of Freetown.
Update 2017-08-14 (1): According to latest reports at least 180 people were killed in the massive flooding and mudslide which hit Sierra Leone's capital, Freetown.
2017-08-14: At least 18 people were killed in a mudslide and heavy flooding in Sierra Leone's capital, Freetown, on Monday (14 August). Roads were submerged under mud and water and a section of a hill in the Regent area was reported to have collapsed.
Local traffic disruptions are to be expected, floods and landslides remain possible in the coming days. Travellers should exercise heightened caution, especially near rivers, the sea and mountainslopes and follow instructions by authorities.