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Hailstorms leave trail of destruction in Gulu

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | An overnight downpour accompanied by hailstorms left a trail of destruction in Awach town council, Gulu district. The rain that was accompanied by strong winds started at around 10:00pm on Sunday night and went into Monday morning. It swept through Awach town council and Paduny …

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UNMA urges farmers to take advantage of current rains to prepare farmlands

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda National Meteorological Authority-UNMA has advised agriculturalists to use the current off seasonal rain patterns to prepare their farmlands. This follows some occasional rains experienced in most parts of the country since January 14, 2022, after the dry season associated with the recent high temperatures. …

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FLOODS: Mpererwe residents abandon homes

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 100 families in Mpererwe Kikuubo zone in Kawempe Division have abandoned their homes due to heavy rains that flood their houses. They have resorted to renting in other villages they have shifted to. In the zone, you are welcomed by empty houses that …

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Floods hit Kasese as river Mubuku, Nyamwamba burst banks

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A heavy downpour has left houses flooded and crop gardens destroyed by running water that swept through parts of Kasese district. The rains that started on Wednesday night brought panic amongst residents and area leaders as sections of Nyamwamba, Mubuku and Nyamugasani rivers also burst …

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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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Milk production declines in Teso as floods submerge farms

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Milk production in several parts of Teso has been affected by the ongoing rains and flooding. The worst-hit are the districts of Kapelebyong, Serere and Katakwi where gardens are submerged and pasture surrounded by pools of water. Several animals have reportedly died and others too …

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Sigh of relief as Bunyoro receives early rains

Bunyoro, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There is a sigh of relief among cattle farmers in Bunyoro because of the early rains being experienced in the region. This comes a few weeks after cattle farmers from Hoima and Buliisa districts started relocating their animals to Luweero and Nakasongola districts in search …

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Farmers in Lango dash to plant crops

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Farmers in Lango sub-region have taken advantage of the early rains to plant crops. Previously planting season would begin with first rain in late January and continues until October when the rain would reduce before ushering dry season. But in the recent years, the …

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Erratic rains affecting NAADS program

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Erratic rains and changing weather patterns have affected the progress of the National Agriculture Advisory Services (NAADS), a government intervention to increase agricultural productivity. NAADS beneficiaries say that the trends have affected their productivity and often, the distribution of agro inputs. NAADS Technical and …

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