Overall Green alert Flood
in Malawi

Event summary

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

GDACS ID FL 1100364
Death: 1
Displaced: -
Countries: Malawi
From - To 01 Feb - 08 Feb

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North Region, Malawi, February 2020Heavy rain from 01 February caused rivers to overflow in Karonga District, North Region, Malawi. Media, quoting local officials, said 1 person died and 450 families were displaced. No rainfall figures are available. Malawi's Department of Disaster Management Affairs (DoDMA) said 06 February, 2020 it had provided relief assistance, adding "Prolonged heavy rains caused the swelling of Kyungu, Rukuru and Songwe rivers and affected 2,068 households in traditional authorities Kyungu, Kilupula, Mwakaboko and Mwirangombe."Sat 1 Feb 2020FloodList provided by Copernicus GloFAS
Detailed event map. European Union, 2015. Map produced by EC-JRC.
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