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24 Oct 2019 | 05:48 AM UTC

CAR: Flooding displaces thousands in Bangui as of October 23

Central African Republic News Alert

Heavy rains in recent days causes flooding, displacing over 6000 people in Bangui as of October 23; recovery efforts ongoing

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/20/2019, 12:00 AM until 10/28/2019, 11:59 PM (Africa/Bangui). COUNTRY/REGION Bangui

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Event

Significant flooding is impacting several neighborhoods in the capital Bangui as of Wednesday, October 23. Heavy rains on Sunday, October 20, cause the Oubangui River to overflow and flood parts of M’poko, Ubangi, Gbanikola, Sapeke 2, and Maya-Maya among other areas. At least 6000 people have been displaced as dozens of houses have been destroyed. Recovery efforts are ongoing and disaster assistance is being provided to families affected by the flooding. Local officials are also concerned about the spread of water-borne diseases due to poor sanitation and water contamination.

Advice

Individuals present in affected areas are advised to keep abreast of the situation, avoid areas directly hit by flooding, and adhere to any orders issued by the local authorities or their home governments. Remember that driving or walking through running water can be dangerous - 15 cm (6 in) of running water is enough to knock over an adult - and that floodwater may contain wastewater or chemical products; all items having come into contact with the water should be disinfected and all foodstuffs discarded. Be aware that the risk of contracting water- and mosquito-borne diseases tends to rise after periods of heavy rainfall.

 

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