At least 3 500 houses swept away as destructive floods hit Pwani, Tanzania

At least 3 500 houses swept away as destructive floods hit Pwani, Tanzania

Days of heavy rain caused destructive floods in the district of Rufiji in the Pwani region, eastern Tanzania– sweeping away at least 3 500 residential properties and 6 600 ha (16 309 acres) of farmland, an official reported on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. The…

Heavy rains continue to wreak havoc in Tanzania, death toll now at 40

Heavy rains continue to wreak havoc in Tanzania, death toll now at 40

Incessant heavy rains since late January continued to strike most parts of Tanzania, bringing the death toll to 40 by Friday, February 7, 2020. Around 1 750 houses have been destroyed and more than 15 000 were displaced in the worst-affected regions of Lindi,…

Severe floods kill 5, leave crop damage and thousands homeless, Tanzania

Severe floods kill 5, leave crop damage and thousands homeless, Tanzania

Flooding in Tanzania has killed five people and forced about 2 500 to flee their homes after a week of torrential rain in the country's south. Paddy crops have been destroyed giving rise to fears that food shortages are imminent, local media report. Schools have…

14 killed after severe floods hit Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

14 killed after severe floods hit Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Heavy rains that hit Tanzania over the past couple of days caused buildings to collapse and widespread flooding in Dar es Salaam, a major city and commercial port on Tanzania’s Indian Ocean coast. A statement released by Tanzania Meteorological Agency (TMA)…

Record rainfall hits Tanzania, causing widespread flooding

Record rainfall hits Tanzania, causing widespread flooding

Record-breaking rainfall hit parts of Tanzania, the most flood-affected country in eastern Africa, over the past couple of days, causing widespread flooding, mudslides and major travel disruptions. More than 170 mm (6.7 inches) of rain was measured in Dar es Salaam…

Floods leave 5 dead, almost 14 000 homeless in eastern Tanzania

Floods leave 5 dead, almost 14 000 homeless in eastern Tanzania

Prolonged heavy rains caused floods that claimed lives of 5 people and left 13 933 people homeless in four districts of Tanzania's Morogoro region. According to Morogoro Regional Commissioner, Dr. Steven Kebwe, the rains started in the region on April 10….