Overall Green alert Flood
in South Africa

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

GDACS ID FL 1101249
Death: 8
Displaced: 170
Countries: South Africa
From - To 08 Jan - 20 Jan

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North West Province and Gauteng, South Africa, January 2022Media reported residents along the banks of the Vaal River in Bloemhof and Christiana in the North West Province evacuated their homes on 19 January 2022. The Department of Water and Sanitation opened flood gates of the Bloemhof and Vaal dams from around 17 January to ease pressure from the rising Vaal River. Heavy rain on 19 January caused flash flooding in Centurion, Gauteng. Roads and bridges were closed. Media reported on 20 January that the national government declared a national disaster after torrential rains and floods in several parts of the country, including KwaZulu-Natal, North West and Gauteng.Fri 21 Jan 2022FloodList provided by Copernicus GloFAS
Detailed event map. European Union, 2022. Map produced by EC-JRC.
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