Overall Green alert Flood
in Tanzania

Event summary

This flood can have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

GDACS ID FL 1102320
Death: 0
Displaced: 3500
Countries: Tanzania
From - To 03 Nov - 05 Nov


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Tanzania - Floods, update (ECHO 24 Nov 2023)Fri, 24 Nov 2023 11:01

  • Heavy rainfall has been affecting northern, western and eastern Tanzania since mid-October due to the so-termed short rainy season that lasts from October to December causing floods, flash floods, rivers overflow and triggering landslides that have resulted in more casualties and widespread damage.
  • The worst affected are the Arusha Region in the north bordering with southern Kenya, the Kigoma and Kagera Regions in the west bordering with Rwanda and Burundi and the Coast Region as well as the Zanzibar Island in the east. Also Dar es Salaam, the main city of the country was severely affected.
  • The International Federation of Red Cross (IFRC) reports, as of 24 November, 12 fatalities, more than 1,200 completely destroyed houses and several destroyed schools, roads and bridges. A total of nearly 10,100 affected people were reported throughout the aforementioned affected areas.
  • Over the next 72 hours, more heavy rainfall with locally very heavy rainfall is still forecast over northern, western and eastern Tanzania, including the already affected areas.
Tanzania, Early November 2023IFRC reported around 3,500 people were displaced and 700 homes damaged after heavy rain in the Unguja Zanzibar region of Tanzania in early November 2023. Heavy rain was reported in other areas of the country from 06 November.Tue 7 Nov 2023FloodList provided by Copernicus GLOFAS
Detailed event map. European Union, 2023. Map produced by EC-JRC.
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