Cote d'Ivoire: Floods - Oct 2019Ongoing
Heavy rainfall has been observed in parts of Cote D’Ivoire in the month of October 2019. On 11 to 13 October 2019, the rainfall intensified and resulted in flooding in six cities; Abidjan, Aboisso, Grand Bassam, Ayamé, and Man causing significant damage and loss of lives. In Ayamé the river overflowed its banks resulting in all commercial districts and Ākobo village to be flooded. Similarly, in Alépé, river flooding was experienced affecting communities along the river.
A total of 12,900 people (2,150 households) have been affected, 202 homes completely submerged, 72 houses destroyed, 32 people injured, and 12 deaths. Most of the 12,900 flood-affected people have lost their necessities, such as food and non-food items. More than 612 people are also homeless and relocated to host families or temporary sites. Several latrines and septic tanks were washed away and a health centre has also been flooded. Main water sources (wells and water sources) were flooded and contaminated. Aboisso is a cholera hot spot and therefore there is a high risk of waterborne diseases (IFRC, 22 Oct 2019.)
Most read reports
- IFRC: Côte d’Ivoire: Floods - Emergency Plan of Action (EPoA) DREF n° MDRCI011. 23 Oct 2019
- ECHO: Cote d'Ivoire - Flash flood update (NOAA, SODEXAM, media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 09 October 2019). 9 Oct 2019
- ECHO: Cote d'Ivoire - Severe weather (NOAA-CPC, SODEXAM, media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 08 October 2019). 8 Oct 2019
A. Situation analysis
Description of the disaster;
- Flash floods in south-east Cote d'Ivoire in recent days have resulted in 2 deaths, 1 in Abidjan and 1 in Ayamé City. 1 person is reported missing in Abidjan Department, 14 houses have been destroyed in the village of Sanhouman (Aboisso Department) and several roads damaged throughout the affected area.
- Over the next 24 hours, heavy rain and thunderstorms are forecast for most of the country.
Heavy rain in Abidjan (central-coastal Cote d'Ivoire) on 5 October has resuted in one death, one person missing and 2 injured.
Damage has been reported to buildings and roads across Abidjan.
Over the next 24 hours, more heavy rain is forecast over most of Cote d'Ivoire.