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Event: FL Flood
Number: 2020-000203
Country: ETH Ethiopia
Location: South Gonzar
Date (YMD): 2020-9-10
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Information Source:Ethiopian Red Cross Society
Comments: On 10 September, heavy rainfall was reported in South Gondar zone in Amhara Region, with 62 mm recorded in 24 hours. The heavy and above average rain led to the backflow of Lake Tana and overflow of Gumera & Rib rivers, causing severe flooding. Across the country, heavy and prolonged Kiremt rains have led to flooding and landslide incidents in Afar, Oromia, Gambella, SNNP, Somali and Amhara regions between June and September. The latest National Disaster Risk Management Commission (NDRMC) reports indicates that close to 1,017,854 people have been affected and 292,863 people are displaced by floods across the country since the beginning of the season. The floods have killed livestock, destroyed crops and damaged homes and public infrastructure to an extent not seen in decades. Ethiopia Red Cross has been responding to those affected by the floods disasters in Afar, Oromia, and SNPRR regions. This DREF will support those displaced in Amhara region, South Gondar zone, following the latest phase of floods on 10th September as there are no other actors responding in the region.
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