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27 Apr 2020 | 11:21 AM UTC

Tanzania: Floods kill two and displace 2700 in Arusha and Kilimanjaro regions April 27

Tanzania News Alert

Heavy rains and subsequent floods kill two and displace 2700 in the Arusha and Kilimanjaro regions as of April 27; associated disruptions possible

TIMEFRAME expected from 4/27/2020, 12:00 AM until 4/30/2020, 11:59 PM (Africa/Dar_es_Salaam). COUNTRY/REGION Tanzania, Kilimanjaro region, Arusha region

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Event

As of Monday, April 27, heavy rains have resulted in flooding and landslides affecting the regions of Arusha and Kilimanjaro since Friday, April 24. In the Arumeru district (Arusha region), at least two people were killed while 50 houses were destroyed and several roads blocked. Around 2700 people are currently displaced across the Kilimanjaro region along with significant infrastructural damage.

Meteorological authorities forecast heavy rain over most of the country in the next 24 hours. Associated flooding, landslides, and transportation disruptions are to be expected.

Advice

Individuals in the affected areas are advised to monitor local weather reports, avoid areas directly affected by flooding, confirm road conditions, anticipate transportation and business disruptions, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities. Avoid walking or driving through floodwaters; 15 cm (6 in) of running water is enough to knock over an adult.

 

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