Senegal: Floods - Sep 2019

Status
Past disaster
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FL-2019-000118-SEN

Disaster description

Heavy rainfall in Senegal has caused extensive damages in Rufisque and Guédiawaye departments in Dakar Region and Kaolack department in the Region of the same name. Starting on 10 September 2019, the rains continued through to 17th but by 15 and 16 September, the cumulated flood waters started causing widespread flooding in Dakar and Kaolack regions. The flooding has led to widespread destruction of livelihoods, as farms fields have been washed away. About 408 persons (about 46 households) were obliged to flee their houses and seek safety in dry places. The Senegalese Red Cross Society (SRCS) in collaboration with local authorities conducted a rapid assessment on 17 September 2019. (IFRC, 2 Oct 2019)

The initial assessment results revealed that 991 affected households, or 8,919 people have been affected and were in a precarious situation. In addition, 6 deaths have been reported of which 04 deaths caused by lightning, and two from drowning. The most affected people were women, children, the elderly, and people with disabilities who have been sheltered in schools with a limited access to essential services. (IFRC, 6 Jan 2020)

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