Uganda – Floods Affect Thousands in Western and Northern Regions

Local media in Uganda report that thousands of people have been affected by flash flooding and landslides in Western and Northern Regions after heavy rainfall from around 01 May.

Western Region

Severe flooding affected parts of Isingiro District in Uganda’s Western region, from around 01 May. Local police and officials reported homes destroyed and around 5,000 people displaced, according to media. Four people are thought to have died in the floods, with a further 3 people still missing.

Local media also report severe flooding and landslides in Rubanda District, where 2 people have died and 31 houses have been destroyed. The landslides struck after hours of heavy rain on 02 May.

Uganda Red Cross reported flooding in Kabale District in Western Uganda on 01 May, damaging roads and homes. At least person reportedly died in the floods.

Northern Region

About 500 families in Nakapiripirit district have been displaced and their crops destroyed following flood triggered by heavy rain on 02 May, local media reported.

Mayuge District, Eastern Uganda – Lake Victoria

Heavy rain over recent weeks has increased levels of Lake Victoria. Local media report that more than 3,800 people on lake islands in Mayuge District, have been told to evacuate as levels of the lake continue to rise.

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