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Caught off-guard by floods

What keeps Ugandans unprepared for the next disaster? Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | The eastern mountainous sub-region of Bugisu-Sebei is used to receiving more rainfall than most parts of Uganda. And the people there are used to seeing their homes, roads and gardens ruined as the rains batter the …

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Floods ravage Bulambuli district

Bulambuli, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Five bridges have been swept away by floods in Bulambuli district. The floods have also ravaged crops in Bumosobo and Buwagadala sub-counties. The bridges that include Totia, Natanyo, Kyambo, Monye, and Galusha were washed away when River Simu burst its banks after a 3 hour …

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Sudan warns of Nile’s rising water level amid heavy flooding

Khartoum, Sudan | Xinhua | The Nile River’s water level is rising alarmingly in its sections in Sudan, local authorities warned on Wednesday, prompting new flood concerns in areas that have already been fighting floodwater or battered by torrential rains since June. “All sections on the Blue Nile River, a major …

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1,000 displaced by floods in Bukedea district

Bukedea, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 1,000 people have been displaced by floods in Kamutur sub county, Bukedea district. The floods have also washed away 344 pit latrines and more than 12,000 gardens after River Atari burst its banks on Monday. Joyce Chemeri, a resident in Amutur village says …

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Gov’t response to Mbale floods was prompt: Nabbanja

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Prime Minister, Robinah Nabbanja has dismissed part of the report of the Opposition on disasters in the Elgon region that fault government for acting with negligence during the recent floods that hit Mbale city. Nabbanja said government had not only provided relief items but was …

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Bundibugyo leaders seek UGX 6Bn to fix roads destroyed by floods

Bundibugyo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Bundibugyo district leaders are seeking 6.8 billion Shillings to reconstruct 24 roads and bridges that have been destroyed by floods. Bundibugyo district is vulnerable to floods, landslides, and drought among other natural calamities, according to the Hazard, Risk and Vulnerability Profile by the Ministry for …

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Shs100 billion needed to repair infrastructure in Mbale

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Works and Transport needs Shs100 billion to restore infrastructure damaged by floods in Mbale. This was revealed by the Minister of Works and Transport, Gen. Katumba Wamala during the plenary on Wednesday, 10 August 2022. Gen Katumba Wamala said flooding is a challenge …

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UNRA on the spot for channeling drainage into resident’s homes

Kabale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents of Igabiro cell in Mwanjari ward, Southern division, Kabale municipality are up arms against Uganda National Roads Authority-UNRA and Kabale Municipal Council for constructing a drainage channel that pours water into their premises. The aggrieved residents have petitioned Kabale Resident District Commissioner-RDC, saying that …

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