Overall Orange alert Flood
in Uganda

Flood impact summary

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

GDACS ID: 1100459
Deaths: 8
Displaced: 114600
Region: Kasese, Bundibugyo
Countries: Uganda
From - To 01 May - 05 May
Known identifiers for this event:


For more info on GDACS alert score click here.

Impact Assessement as of 05-05-2020

SENDAI Indicator A N Country Location Info
death 1 Uganda Kabale District Headquarters
death 2 Uganda Rubanda
death 4 Uganda Isingiro District Headquarters
death 1 Uganda Bundibugyo
SENDAI Indicator B N Country Location Info
affected 120000 Uganda Kasese
affected 3000 Uganda Bundibugyo
displaced 100000 Uganda Kasese
displaced 2000 Uganda Nakapiripirit
displaced 5000 Uganda Isingiro District
displaced 3800 Uganda Mayuge District Farmer s SACCO Mayuge Branch
displaced 3800 Uganda Mayuge
SENDAI Indicator C N Country Location Info
houses damaged - Uganda Kasese
houses destroyed 31 Uganda Rubanda
SENDAI Indicator D N Country Location Info
bridges destroyed - Uganda Kasese
roads - Uganda Kasese

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 7 deaths and 7000 displaced 01 May 2020 01 May 2020 FloodList
2 0 deaths and 3800 displaced 01 May 2020 01 May 2020 FloodList
3 0 deaths and 3800 displaced 01 May 2020 01 May 2020 FloodList
4 1 deaths and 100000 displaced 05 May 2020 05 May 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.