Angola - Floods (INAMET, Floodlist, ANGOP, media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 17 March 2020)

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  • Heavy rain has been affecting north and south-east Angola (particularly Cuanza Sul, Malanje, Lunda Sul, and Cunene Provinces), triggering floods, which resulted in casualties and damage.

  • Media report 3 fatalities, 2 in Saurimo Municipality (Lunda Sul Province) and one in Malanje City (Melanje Province). 2,000 families were affected and more than 430 houses damaged in Saurimo, as well as roads and schools closed in Luquembo (Malanje Province) and Namacunde Municipalities (Cunene Province).

  • Over the next 24 hours, moderate to heavy rain is forecast over central-south and north Angola, including in the already affected area.