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Disaster Services — 03 August, 2022

Eastern Region Uganda Floods Size-Up

The Eastern Region Uganda Floods has been Sized-Up.

Context:Heavy rainfall has been affecting the Eastern Region since 30 July, triggering landslides and causing rivers to overflow (in particular the Nabuyonga, and Namatala Rivers) and floods that have resulted in casualties and damage. At least 3,745 households have been affected in the districts of Mbale, Kapchorwa, Sironko, and Bulambuli, and Bukedea, with 24 deaths recorded. Source: ECHO

Size-up Details

Event Name:Eastern Region Uganda Floods
GDACS Alert Lvl:NA
Location:Mbale City,
Geographic Scope: City
Estimated Humanitarian Impact:10 dead and hundreds homeless
Estimated Duration: Days to weeks
Event Scope: Minor
Local Contacts: OSM Uganda
Anticipated Needs:Documentation and mapping and validation campaigns
Request(s): Uganda Red Cross needs the data
Need for Activation: Likely
Active Orgs: HOT, OSM Uganda and Uganda Red Cross Society
Lead Orgs: HOT, OSM Uganda and Uganda Red Cross Society