Overall Green alert Flood
in Mozambique

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

GDACS ID FL 1100649
Death: 22
Displaced: -
Countries: Mozambique
From - To 01 Oct - 19 Oct

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Mozambique, October 2020On 21 October the government of Mozambique reported that 22 people had died as a result of severe weather including flash floods, from 01 to 19 October 2020. 16,657 people from 3,695 families were affected by floods in the provinces of Niassa, Nampula, Zambezia and Manica and in Maputo city. Almost 2,000 homes were damaged and 922 completely destroyed. Schools and health centres were also damaged. River flooding also affected areas of Doa district in Tete province due to an overflow of the Zambezi river. At least 13 people died in flash floods at Rapale district in the province of Nampula after the Meluli river broke its banks on 12 October. Eight other fatalities were a result of buildings collapsing during heavy rain and strong winds and one other fatality was a result of lightning strike, the minister said.Thu 1 Oct 2020FloodList provided by Copernicus GloFAS
Detailed event map. European Union, 2020. Map produced by EC-JRC.
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