Floods in Bundibugyo destroy 200 houses

NEWS: Floods in Bundibugyo destroy 200 houses

Last updated on September 11th, 2021 at 08:31 am

Flash floods have submerged over 200 homes in Kisuba Sub- County, Bundibugyo District.

This is the 0.33 wave of flash floods that have ravaged the district this month.

The floods had been induced by means of a heavy a downpour that pounded the region for about five hours on Wednesday.

Mr Geoffrey Musobozi, a resident of Butogo village stated that his house was once submerged and property destroyed.

“I have lost everything. My house and all my property, Mr Musobozi said.

Ms Jailesi Bisimo, the chairperson Butogo II Village stated they are yet to establish the exact wide variety of displaced and stranded people.

She stated a group from the Red Cross Society was predicted in the area to examine the damage and the required relief intervention.

On August 19, floods hit Ntandi killing a three-year little one in Ntandi Town Council. On August 20, floods ravaged Busunga Town Council after River Lamia burst its banks leaving thousands of residents affected.

The district chairperson, Mr Ronald Mutegeki stated that Bundibugyo District is inclined to floods.  

“We’re updating our assessment reviews each day due to the fact of the reoccurrence of floods in distinctive areas of the district and I think a lot of people have been extensively affected,” Mr Mutegeki said.

According to the 2016 Bundibugyo District Hazard, Risk and Vulnerability Profile by using the Ministry for Relief, Disaster Preparedness and Refugees, the district is vulnerable to floods, landslides, drought among other natural calamities.