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Disaster Services — 14 April, 2022

Durban Floods: South Africa Size-up

Durban Floods: South Africa has been sized-up.

Context:“The KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Disaster Management (KZN CoGTA) reports that at least 306 people have died. Widespread damage has affected buildings and transportation infrastructure, while several municipalities have been affected by electricity and water disruptions. According to preliminary data from the South African Weather Service, about 250 mm of rain was recorded in Mbazwana Town (eastern KwaZulu-Natal) on 11 April. The whole of KwaZulu-Natal Province, including Durban City, has been declared a disaster area.”


Size-up Details

Event Name:Durban Floods: South Africa
Location: South Africa-Durban- Kwazulu Natal Province- eThekwinie
Geographic Scope: Multiple population centers (9 population centers
Estimated Humanitarian Impact: 306 people killed
Estimated Duration: days
Event Scope: Minor
Local Contacts: OSM South Africa
Anticipated Needs: High resolution imagery, base map improvement
Request(s): There are no requests from partners currently
Need for Activation: Likely
Active Orgs: OSM South Africa and HOT
Lead Orgs: OSM South Africa