Overall Green alert Flood
in Burundi

Flood impact summary

This flood is expected to have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

GDACS ID: 1100365
Deaths: 3
Displaced: 1014
Region: Bubanza, Bujumbura Rural, Burundi, Mpanda, Bubanza, Ntahangwa
Countries: Burundi
From - To 18 Jan - 01 Feb
Known identifiers for this event:


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Impact Assessement as of 18-01-2020

SENDAI Indicator A N Country Location Info
death 3 Burundi Burundi, Ntahangwa
SENDAI Indicator B N Country Location Info
affected 2697 Burundi Burundi, Mpanda
displaced 1014 Burundi Burundi, Ntahangwa
injured 14 Burundi Mpanda, Bubanza
SENDAI Indicator C N Country Location Info
houses damaged 400 Burundi Burundi
houses destroyed 179 Burundi Burundi, Ntahangwa

Satellite Observation


Timeline of revisions

For accessing reports of previous advisories, please click on the advisory number in the table below.

IDAlert ColorPopulation affectedStart DateEnd DateSource
1 3 deaths and 1014 displaced 18 Jan 2020 01 Feb 2020 FloodList

Flood polygons

This polygon (translucent blue with a blue border) is drawn by the analysts recording the flood event. It is meant to include all the areas reported as affected, by official source or the media. It does not represent the area actually under water.

Microwave flood detection

Flooded area, as detected in microwaves by the Global Flood Detection System of the JRC, based on NASA TRMM/GPM observations. This system has a rather low resolution (of 5-10km) but is not affected by clouds.
For more details, see http://www.unisdr.org/files/9622_LBNA23303ENC002.pdf.
The areas with a flood signal along the coast are an artefact of the system and should not be considered.

Optical Flood detection

Flooded area as detected in optical wavelengths by NASA/MODIS, known as "MODIS Flood Product". Data are made available by NASA GSFC Flood Mapping Project, http://oas.gsfc.nasa.gov/floodmap/index.html. Resolution of 250m, heavily affected by cloud cover.