Overall Green alert Flood
in Tanzania

Event summary

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

GDACS ID FL 1100346
Death: 21
Displaced: 15000
Countries: Tanzania
From - To 03 Feb - 05 Feb

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Tanzania - Floods update (ECHO 07 Feb 2020)Fri, 07 Feb 2020 11:01

  • Heavy rain and floods continue to affect most parts of Tanzania, particularly the Lindi, Mwanza, Morogoro and Manyara regions, leading to at least 40 fatalities.
  • According to media reports, 21 people were killed by floods in Lindi (south-east Tanzania) and 9 in Mwanza (north-west Tanzania) and 3 in Manyara (north-eastern Tanzania). In Morogoro (central-east Tanzania) 7 people died after flooding occurred in Mvomero and Malinyi districts.
  • More than 15,000 people have been displaced and around 1,750 houses destroyed.
  • Over the next 24 hours, more heavy rain and thunderstorms are forecast over the already affected regions.
Tanzania - Floods update (ECHO 05 Feb 2020)Wed, 05 Feb 2020 10:59

  • Heavy rain has been affecting southern Tanzania, particularly Lindi, Iringa, Ruvuma, and Mtwara regions over the last week, causing rivers to overflow and triggering floods.
  • Media report 21 fatalities across Kilwa, Liwale, and Ruangwa Districts (Lindi Region). In addition, more than 15,000 people have been displaced and around 1,750 houses destroyed.
  • Over the next 24 hours, more heavy rain and thunderstorms are forecast.
Tanzania, February 2020Media report, as of 5 february, 21 fatalities across Kilwa, Liwale, and Ruangwa Districts (Lindi Region). In addition, more than 15,000 people were reported displaced and around 1,750 houses destroyed across the Lindi Region.Mon 3 Feb 2020FloodList provided by Copernicus GloFAS
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