Rivers overflow as heavy rain hits Uganda

Rivers overflow as heavy rain hits Uganda

Heavy rains affecting eastern and northern Uganda since May 6, 2021, have caused rivers to overflow leading to severe damage and at least 1 fatality. More than 15 000 people have been affected. The Manafwa and the Nakwasi Rivers in the Butaleja District overflowed…

Deadly flash floods sweep through Kampala, Uganda

Deadly flash floods sweep through Kampala, Uganda

At least two people died after flash floods swept through the city of Kampala, Uganda, this week. Heavy rains began around September 8, leading to inundations that disrupted traffic and trapped a number of people in a collapsed building. The police recovered two…

6 dead, 5 000 displaced as heavy rains continue to flood Uganda

6 dead, 5 000 displaced as heavy rains continue to flood Uganda

At least six people died and 5 000 were displaced as intense rains continue to flood parts of Uganda, local authorities confirmed on Sunday, May 3, 2020. In the western region, severe flooding affected parts of the Isingiro District from May 1, including the…

Widespread flooding and landslides continue battering Uganda

Widespread flooding and landslides continue battering Uganda

Heavy downpour continues affecting Uganda since Saturday, December 6, 2019, destroying hundreds of homes and forcing over 1 000 people to evacuate. The severe weather has led to widespread flooding and landslides, destroying nearly 20 bridges on several roads….

At least 47 dead or missing after new wave of landslides hit Uganda

At least 47 dead or missing after new wave of landslides hit Uganda

7 people are confirmed dead and more than 40 others are missing after a new wave of landslides hit Ugandaon December 3, 2019. Locals said at least 47 people were buried in Namasa and Naposhi villages in Bushika Sub-county, Naroko village in Bunabutiti sub-county,…

349 households destroyed by floods and landslides in Uganda

349 households destroyed by floods and landslides in Uganda

Continuous heavy rainfall since around the middle of 2019 has led to widespread floods and landslides in Kasese and Bundibugyo districts, Uganda. Red Cross Bundibugyo branch said on November 29, 2019, that over 4 000 people have been affected, and a total of 349…

Severe hailstorm destroys 500 homes in Namutumba, Uganda

Severe hailstorm destroys 500 homes in Namutumba, Uganda

Hailstorms ruined around 500 residential properties, leaving thousands of residents homeless across eight parishes in Namutumba District, Uganda, reports said on September 25, 2019. The parishes were Budunda, Mpumiro, Nalubabwe, Kizuba, Nakawano, Namuseno,…

Severe floods hit Uganda, claiming at least 5 lives

Severe floods hit Uganda, claiming at least 5 lives

Flash floods caused by torrential rains result in 5 casualties in Eastern Uganda's Bulambuli district on August 28 and 29, 2019. The storms triggered the swelling of a river that swept away the victims who were reportedly buried under mud. "Relatives of the…