Overall Green alert Flood
in Cameroon

Event summary

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

GDACS ID FL 1101895
Death: 1
Displaced: 500
Countries: Cameroon
From - To 18 Mar - 20 Mar

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South West Region, Cameroon, March 2023Flash floods caused severe damag in the city of Buea, the capital of the Southwest Region of Cameroon, on 18 March 2023. Initial reports said many families were left homeless, and 6 people were reported misisng.Sun 19 Mar 2023FloodList provided by Copernicus GLOFAS
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Latest media headlines

Articles: 4 | About casualties: 0 | Last hour: 0

The World's Most Unusual Lakes2023-03-23T15:54+0100.

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About 500 households will suffer water crisis in Buea after devastatin ... 2023-03-21T19:15+0100.

About 500 households in Southwest Regional capital Buea will suffer water crisis in the coming days after Saturday’s floods, which destroyed a water catchment and damaged water supply pipes, the United Nations High Commission for Refugees h
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Managing livestock during flooding2023-03-21T02:53+0100.

In this piece, COLLINS NNABUIFE extracted some excerpts from the presentation recently made by Kwaghe Ayi Vandi at a workshop on sensitisation and awareness creation of stakeholders on the spread of zoonotic diseases during flood disasters.
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Cameroon – Severe Floods Hit Buea, South West Region2023-03-19T11:23+0100.

Powerful flash floods raced through streets in the city of Buea, the capital of the Southwest Region of , on 18 March 2023. Dozens of buildings and homes were destroyed or damaged, leaving families homeless. One person reportedly died after
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Estimated casualties (PAGER)

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EC-JRC (36), (2), NASA (4), WMO (1), INFORM (2),