Thousands of Homes Damaged by Floods in Luanda, Angola

Heavy rain on Monday 09 March 2015 flooded at least 3 municipalities of Luanda, the capital of Angola.

According to Angola news agency ANGOP, Luanda fire department have reported the flooding has forced at least 800 families from their homes. Later reports suggest that as many as 1,770 homes have been damaged. The municipalities of Viana, Cacuaco and Belas are said to be the worst affected.

Some streets have been completely blocked by the floods, making it difficult for the authorities to carry out full assessments of the damage. Provincial deputy governor for technical area, Agostinho da Silva, told ANGOP that the government are providing assistance to those in flood affected areas, and have set up pumps to help remove the flood water.