Overall Green alert Flood
in Burkina Faso

Event summary

This flood can have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

GDACS ID FL 1100596
Death: 4
Displaced: -
Countries: Burkina Faso
From - To 30 Aug - 08 Sep


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Burkina Faso - Floods update (ECHO 10 Sep 2020)Thu, 10 Sep 2020 13:02

  • Since 5 September, heavy rain continues to affect central Burkina Faso (particularly the Centre Region, including the area of the capital Ouagadougou, and the Centre-Nord Region), triggering floods that have resulted in casualties and damage. As of 9 September, the government declared a state of national disaster.
  • Media report, as of 10 September, at least 13 fatalities, 19 injured people, and a number of displaced people across the aforementioned regions.
  • Over the next 24 hours, more heavy rain is forecast over central and southern Burkina Faso, including over the capital Ouagadougou. Very heavy local rain is forecast over the western Region of Hauts-Bassins.
Burkina Faso, Late August to September 2020Heavy rain from late August caused flooding in Burkina Faso, including areas around the capital, Ouagadougou, where media reported 1 fatality. Local media later reported that 3 people died in flooding in Kaya, Centre-Nord region in early September.Sun 30 Aug 2020FloodList provided by Copernicus GloFAS
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