On Thursday, October 11, the local Red Cross announced that at least 31 people had been killed in Buduba district (Eastern region) following heavy rainfall that resulted in massive landslides and significant infrastructural damages. The death toll is likely to increase as more heavy rain is expected in the area in the coming days. Flooding is also possible.
The rainy season in that part of Uganda, from the capital Kampala to the Kenyan border, spans from September to December.
Individuals are advised to monitor developments to the situation and anticipate transportation disruptions. Remember that walking or driving through running water can be dangerous - 15 cm (6 in) of running water is enough to knock over an adult - and that floodwaters may contain wastewater and chemical products; all items having come into contact with floodwaters should be disinfected and all foodstuffs discarded.
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