Overall Orange alert Flood
in South Africa

Event summary

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

GDACS ID FL 1101354
Glide number: FL-2022-000201-ZAF
Death: 306
Displaced: -
Countries: South Africa
From - To 09 Apr - 11 Apr

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KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, April 2022The 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.Tue 12 Apr 2022FloodList provided by Copernicus GloFAS
Detailed event map. European Union, 2022. Map produced by EC-JRC.
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Articles: 74 | About casualties: 32 | Last hour: 0

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No red alert was issued ahead of South African floods that killed 300 ... 2022-04-14T19:02+0200.

The heaviest rains in decades pummeled the KwaZulu-Natal province, killing more than 300 people and causing billions of rand worth of damages to properties and infrastructure. Torrential rainfall caused mudslides which trapped people under
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Toll in South Africa's deadliest floods on record tops 3002022-04-14T16:53+0200.

The death toll from devastating floods in and around the South African port city of Durban has risen to 306, the government said, after roads and hillsides were washed away as homes collapsed. The heaviest rains in 60 years pummeled Durban'
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: UNOSAT (1), EC-JRC (33), (2), NASA (7), WMO (1), INFORM (2),