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Event: SS Storm Surge
Number: 2021-000196
Country: MWI Malawi
Location: Lilongwe, Mulanje, Mangochi, Chikwawa, Ntcheu, Machinga, Balaka
, Zomba, Chiradzulu, Phalombe, Salima, Mzuzu and Blantyre
Date (YMD): 2021-12-6
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Comments: As forecasted in the published alert, Salima district started getting heavy clouds in the afternoon of the 24th November, 2021 which later turned into a very heavy storm which lasted for a more than three hours. The area recorded 45.1 mm of rainfall associated with high temperatures up to 39 Degree Celsius. During this period, only few houses were affected. The storms resurfaced on 25th November and continued to 28th November, accompanied by heavy rains and winds causing serious damages in the four Traditional Authorities of Maganga, Kalonga, Kambwiri and Pemba. The rains lasted No deaths and injuries were reported but the impact of the disaster was unprecedented on the people with a large affected areas of houses. At the time of the rapid assessment, 1,188 households were affected with most of them having their roofs brown off. Household items, food stocks, WASH learning amenities were also damaged. About 98 households were also reported to be displaced and hosted by families and neighbours within the communities. However, no camps were established.
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