Overall Orange alert Flood
in Somalia

Event summary

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

GDACS ID FL 1100240
Death: 11
Displaced: 270000
Countries: Somalia
From - To 20 Oct - 20 Oct


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Somalia, October to November 2019Levels of the Shabelle and Juba rivers in Somalia increased after the onset of the Deyr rains in late September and heavy rain in the Ethiopian Highlands. Flooding from the rivers prompted evacuations in Belet Weyne and Bardheere, amongst other areas. 4 deaths were reported in Bardheere. As of 31 October, more than 270,000 people have been displaced, of whom 230,000 are in Belet Weyne district, according to UNHCR-Protection Return Monitoring Network (PRMN). In South West State, flash floods have damaged crops and houses in Janaale, Lower Shabelle. Authorities and partners in Marka, (Merca) Lower Shabelle, report that over 200 hectares of farmland and residential houses are inundated. In Berdale district of Bay region, an overflow from the Juba river has caused flooding affecting an estimated 30,000 people including 12,000 children. On 04 November FAO SWALIM reported the Shabelle River at Bulo Burti had reached recorded levels. SWALIM also reported flash floods in coastal areas of Bari and Nugal regions from 03 November with properties destroyed and livestock killed.Sun 20 Oct 2019FloodList provided by Copernicus GloFAS
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