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Hundreds displaced as heavy rains ravage Tororo

Tororo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Hundreds of people are homeless in Magola and Iyolwa sub-counties in Tororo district following a heavy downpour that destroyed their homes. The heavy rains accompanied by heavy winds and hailstones pounded the district on Monday and Tuesday, destroying several houses and crop gardens. Hardest …

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Emergency water treatment commences for 1,500 Bundibugyo flood victims

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Uganda Red Cross Society-URCS has commenced emergency water treatment Nyalulu river in Bundibugyo district for flood victims as flash flood water contamination persists in 12 sub counties. URCS erected the emergency water treatment plant at Nyauka bridge on Nyalulu river course, some 10 kilometers …

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Floods kill 12 people in Bundibugyo

  Kampala, Uganda | AFP |  Twelve people have been swept to their deaths by floods in western Uganda, the Red Cross said on Saturday, as the East African country is battered by torrential rain. “We have recovered 12 bodies from the water and one person has been rushed to …

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Kenya floods leave 112 dead in two months: Red Cross

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Flooding across Kenya triggered by weeks of torrential rain has left 112 people dead and displaced hundreds of thousands of others, the Red Cross said Friday. Kenya Red Cross Secretary General Abbas Gullet made an appeal for $5 million (four million euros) to help those …

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14 killed in days of flooding in Tanzania city

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Fourteen people have died as a result of days of torrential rains and flooding in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania’s economic capital, police said Tuesday. “The balance sheet has worsened. This morning, we have reached 14 killed,” city police chief Lazaro Mambosasa told reporters. The number …

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Global warming will expose millions more to floods

Miami, United States | AFP | Global warming is expected to unleash more rain, exposing millions more people to river flooding particularly in the United States and parts of Asia, Africa and central Europe, researchers said Wednesday. The study in the journal Science Advances calculates how much more flood protection will …

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At least 13 dead in Rubanda flooding

Kampala, Uganda | AFP |  Rainstorms in western Uganda caused flooding that swamped houses, killing at least 13 people including two babies, police said Wednesday. Rubanda district police commander Ramathan Tai said officers in the rural town of Nfasha recovered seven bodies during a heavy rainstorm Tuesday night and found …

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Texas storm Harvey breaks historic rainfall record

Miami, United States | AFP | Hurricane Harvey has set what forecasters believe is a new rainfall record for the continental United States, officials said Tuesday. Harvey, swirling for the past few days off Texas and Louisiana — at times as a hurricane and at times a tropical storm — has …

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Death toll in SLeone flood disaster reaches 441

Freetown, Sierra Leone | AFP | The death toll from a mudslide and flooding that struck Sierra Leone’s capital Freetown has reached 441, the government said on Saturday. “Four hundred and forty-one corpses (were) buried as at yesterday,” the deputy minister of information and communication, Cornelius Deveaux, told AFP, adding that …

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