Rwanda: Floods and Windstorm - Apr 2021

Status
Past disaster
Glide
FL-2021-000049-RWA

Disaster description

From 28 April to 2nd May 2021, extensive flooding and mudslides were reported in Burera District due to waterflows and rocks from the volcanoes. The effects of rains and windstorm has also been observed in other districts including Gicumbi and Kayonza Districts as of 30 April 2021. This has led to extensive destruction of houses, crops, latrines, death of livestock, destruction of the roads, and loss of households’ materials and even human death. For Burera District, only one sector is affected, namely Gahunga Sector, with maximum recorded rainfall at 80mm. In Gicumbi Rutare, Rukomo, Byumba, Kageyo, Miyove, Ruvune and Nyankenke sectors; with maximum recorded rainfall 60mm and for Kayonza district: Mwili Sector with maximum rainfall at 53mm. According to the initial assessments conducted by the Ministry of Emergency Management (MINEMA) and Rwanda Red Cross Society (RRCS) from 28 April, it is estimated that more than 6,500 people (1,300 households) have been affected as a result of this flooding accompanied by windstorm. One person is reported to have died in Burera and no injuries reported. A total of 300 hectares of crops have been damaged and, in most cases, destroyed. (IFRC, 14 May 2021)

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