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Botswana: Flood: 2000/02 Country Information on DRR

Period 2000/02
Country or District Botswana
Event Type Flood
Outline On 10 February the Government appealed for emergency humanitarian assistance in light of the worsening situation brought about by weeklong heavy rains. Over 25,000 people are affected, 4,000 houses/huts have been destroyed and numerous bridges and roads flooded or washed away.
Human Impact Physical Impact Others
OCHA Situation Report No. 2 2000/02/16
An estimated 10,000 households, around 60,000 people have been affected. Over 34,000 people, including some 13,000 children under 12 years, require emergency assistance.
AFP 2000/02/11
At least three people have been reported killed.

State Radio Botswana reported that some 10,000 homes have been destroyed by the flooding, which has affected large areas of the country.

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OCHA Situation Report No.5 2000/03/28

OCHA Situation Report No.5 2000/03/28

AFP 2000/03/03

OCHA Situation Report No. 4 2000/03/02

Deutsche Presse Agentur 2000/02/18

OCHA Situation Report No. 3 2000/02/16
The total number of people in need of immediate assistance is 34,350.

OCHA Situation Report No. 2 2000/02/16
Four rivers in the east and southern parts have burst their banks. The Nywane, Shashe, Letsibogo, Gaborone and Bokaa dams are overflowing.

OCHA Situation Report No. 1 2000/02/11
The current situation is marked by increased water levels in several dams.The Meteorological Services forecast continuous rainfall for at least another 2 days.

AFP 2000/02/11
President Festus Mogae will declare Botswana a disaster zone if there is no let-up of heavy rains which have caused the worst flooding in 30 years.

AFP 2000/02/10
Hundreds of Batswana have been left homeless and at least one is feared dead after three days of heavy rain caused widespread flooding across normally-arid Botswana. Most of the countrys major roads were impassable as they were submerged in what weather officials said were the worst floods in 30 years.