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Flood,Togo: Since October, heavy rains have fallen in the northern part of Togo (savannah region), creating an overflow of water in communities and pockets of rain flooding in some areas.
savannah region), creating an overflow of water within communities and pockets of rain flooding in some
villages. Of the 7 prefectures in the Savannah region, 3 are seriously affected by flooding.
by flooding. These are the prefectures of Oti, Oti-Sud and Kpendjal.
The rainfall recorded in the northern zone and the rest of the country flowed into the Mono River
by the various tributaries. The Mono River which houses the Nangbeto dam in the Maritime Region.
As of October 17, 2022, the continuous heavy rainfall in the maritime region has created an exponential rise in the level of the
exponential rise in the level of rivers in general and a meteoric rise in the water level of the dam. By mid-October, the
mid-October, the Nangbeto dam authorities reported that the water retention capacity had already been exceeded
while forecasts were still showing heavy rainfall for the coming days. On October 17, the
Mono River, which collects all the water from the northern region, overflowed its banks. The authorities of the
authorities had to release water to prevent the dam from bursting and causing further damage.
damage. This accentuated the rise in water levels in the various rivers, especially in the prefectures of
of Yoto, Bas Mono and Lacs.
These widespread floods in the communities have led to the destruction of crops in the fields, due to the loss of several hectares of land.
The widespread flooding in the communities led to the destruction of several hectares of rice, corn, soybean and bean crops. The floods have also
The floods have also caused the occupation of agricultural roads and material damage. Among the most important are the destruction of
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Among the most important damages were the destruction of huts, the flooding of schools, and the considerable loss of livestock.
On October 25, the National Disaster Prevention Agency (ANPC) shared information collected in the Savanes and Maritime regions
On October 25, the National Disaster Prevention Agency (ANPC) shared information collected in the Savanes and Maritime regions that more than 18,037 people had been affected by the disaster in both regions. Property damage
and many vulnerable people are counted in the censuses made so far by the ANPC and the Togolese
Togolese Red Cross.
Preliminary data by region show a more significant impact in the Maritime region, which accounts for
90% of the people affected because they are the ones who suffered the full force of the release of water from the dam.