Overall Green alert Flood
in Rwanda

Event summary

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

GDACS ID FL 1100347
Death: 19
Displaced: -
Countries: Rwanda
From - To 02 Feb - 05 Feb

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Rwanda - Floods and mudslides update (ECHO 05 Feb 2020)Wed, 05 Feb 2020 10:59

  • Heavy rain continued to affect central Rwanda (particularly the Kigali and the Southern Provinces) over the past 72 hours, triggering floods and mudslides.
  • Media report, 19 fatalities (14 in the capital Kigali and 5 in southern provinces). Media report 8 injured people, 98 houses destroyed, 3 roads and 2 bridges damaged.
  • Over the next 24 hours, more rain and thunderstorms are forecast over the whole country, with locally heavy rain over the Kigali and southern provinces.
Rwanda, February 2020Stormy weather and heavy rain triggered flooding and landslides in parts of Rwanda, in particular areas around the capital Kigali. On 03 February, the Ministry of Emergency Management reported 13 fatalities, 15 houses destroyed and 2 people injured.Sun 2 Feb 2020FloodList provided by Copernicus GloFAS
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