Chad: Floods, Information Bulletin n° 1
Summary:Similar to last year, the rainy season started very late in several regions of the country. This year, however, late rains have brought heavy downpours triggering floods in several districts.
The districts of Rig Rig and Mangalmé, as well as five out of ten arrondissements of the capital N’Djamena were among the most affected areas. The flood caused heavy damage in the semi desert area of Rig Rig where torrential rains were very rare. A total of 4,782 persons were left homeless by the flood. The affected families found refuge in schools and other government buildings waiting for the stagnant flood waters in their neighbourhoods to subside. Volunteers from the local committee in the affected districts supported families to evacuate from flooded areas and carried out damage assessment. The National Society and the IFRC office sent a team for a detailed damage/needs assessment.