Tanzania - Floods update (TMA, NOAA, media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 5 February 2020)

  • Heavy rain has been affecting southern Tanzania, particularly Lindi, Iringa, Ruvuma, and Mtwara regions over the last week, causing rivers to overflow and triggering floods.

  • Media report 21 fatalities across Kilwa, Liwale, and Ruangwa Districts (Lindi Region). In addition, more than 15,000 people have been displaced and around 1,750 houses destroyed.

  • Over the next 24 hours, more heavy rain and thunderstorms are forecast.