Red Cross in Uganda reported that flash flooding caused severe damaged in Kasitu Sub County, Bundibugyo district early on 19 August, 2020.
Heavy rainfall during the early hours of 19 August caused several local rivers to break their banks. Local officials said at least 800 homes were damaged, along with crops, roads and bridges.
One person was missing, later found dead, after floods in Ntandi trading centre, Kasitu Sub County, Bundibugyo district. Uganda Red Cross said, “Our team has dispatched to the affected community to conduct rapid assessment and offer life saving services.”
Uganda Red Cross also reported the Nyamwamba and Mubuku rivers overflowed, flooding parts of Kasese district. One person was trapped by flood waters and later rescued.
Severe flooding struck in Bundibugyo District in May this year after the Lamia river broke its banks. One person died and over 3,000 people were affected.
#Floods in Bundibugyo. One person feared dead (still missing) in Ntandi trading centre, Kasitu Sub County, Bundibugyo district. Our team has dispatched to the affected community to conduct rapid assessment and offer life saving services. #Heavyrains #Disasters @opmdpm @ifrc pic.twitter.com/jl6Meu1Cwx
— Uganda Red Cross Soc (@UgandaRedCross) August 19, 2020
This year’s #WorldHumanitarianDay has found people of Bundibugyo distracted by #floods .@UgandaRedCross teams on ground assessing the situation. Thank you #RealLifeHeroes #WorldHumanitarianDay @ifrc@OPMUganda pic.twitter.com/6mBzZCOVQc
— Robert Kasumba (@RobertKasumba4) August 19, 2020
Rivers Mubuku and Nyamwamba burst banks again. Our team on ground in Kasese to support communities in the rescue efforts. One security guard was trapped. Our team has successfully rescued him. #Kasesefloods @opmdpm @GovUganda @ifrc @IFRCAfrica @IFRC_DREF @RCClimate pic.twitter.com/aKUqXM8cld
— Uganda Red Cross Soc (@UgandaRedCross) August 20, 2020