Overall Green alert Flood
in Congo-Brazzaville, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Event summary

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

GDACS ID FL 1100795
Death: 4
Displaced: 300
Countries: Congo-Brazzaville, Democratic Republic of the Congo
From - To 16 Mar - 17 Mar


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Democratic Republic of the Congo and Congo Brazzaville, Mid-March 2021Heavy rainfall on 16 March 2021 caused flash floods in the neighbouring cities of Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo), and Brazzaville, capital of Congo Brazzaville. As of 17 March local media reported evacuations in areas close to the Tsiemé river in Brazzaville after flood water invaded homes. Flooding also caused severe traffic problems in the city. Local media in DR Congo reported 4 children died in the floods with several houses swept away in Kisenso municipality in the east of the city. The Ndjili bridge collapsed causing severe transport problems to and from the airport and cutting off residents in Tshangu district.Wed 17 Mar 2021FloodList provided by Copernicus GloFAS
Detailed event map. European Union, 2021. Map produced by EC-JRC.
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