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Event: FL Flood
Number: 2019-000048
Country: TZA Tanzania
Location: Dar es Salaam
Date (YMD): 2019-5-24
Information Source:IFRC
Comments: Heavy rains have been pourint Dar es Salaam, from 8 of May until today. According to the Tanzania Meteorological Agency (TMA), these rains are a result of the Inter-Tropical Convergence Belt and led to continous rainfall and resulting flooding which peaked on 13 May 2019. According to IGAD Climate Prediction Application Centre (ICPAC), much of southern and eastern Tanzania recorded wetter than normal rainfall condition. Meanwhile, a few places in southern and eastern Tanzania recorded severely to extremely wet rainfall conditions between 1st and 10th May 2019. On 23rd May 2019, the TMA issued a weather information update stating that rains will continue with significant impact; floods, fishing activities to be interfered, transport network impaired, socio-economic/livelihood will be damaged and increased risk of waterborne and vector borne disease outbreak. The floods caused a significant impact to the people in Dar es Salaam leading to damage of properties and livelihoods and putting the affected population at risk of diseases. The initial rapid assessment conducted by the Tanzanian Red Cross Society indicated that the heavy rains have caused serious flooding in Kinondoni, Temeke and Ilala municipalities of Dar es Salaam.
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