A downpour lasting 12 hours caused deadly flash flooding in the province of Luanda, Angola, on 04 January, 2020.
News agency ANGOP reported that 250 families have been displaced after houses were flooded. The worst hit areas include the municipalities of Talatona (116 houses flooded), Viana (80) and Cazenga (12). One person died in flood waters in Zango commune, Viana Municipality. Flooding was also reported in Cacuaco Municipality where a bridge was in danger of collapse.
Elsewhere in the country at least 200 houses were damaged by floods in the city of Sumbe in Cuanza Sul Province. Heavy rain from 03 to 05 January damaged or destroyed around 15 houses in areas on the outskirts of Menongue, capital of Cuando Cubango province. One person was also injured.
President of Angola, João Lourenço, said that authorities will make all efforts to help the victims of the floods.
Flooding affected parts of southern Angola in late December 2019.
Luanda recebe primeira chuva de "verdade" em 2020 pic.twitter.com/LP2N7DIcdS
— Geraldo QUIALA (@QuialaGeraldo) January 4, 2020
Nossa solidariedade vai para as famílias angolanas vítimas das enchentes,resultantes das chuvas que ontem se abateram sobre algumas cidades e localidades do país,com particular violencia sobre Luanda.
Todo apoio será prestado pelas autoridades.
— João Lourenço (@jlprdeangola) January 5, 2020