Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone floods and landslides

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Heavy rainfall has caused deadly flooding and mudslides in and around Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown. The worst hit areas reportedly are the coastal suburb of Racecourse as well as in Lumley and Regent on the outskirts of Freetown, where a hillside collapsed on Monday morning. More than 300 people have been killed so far according to the authorities, with hundreds still missing and thousands made homeless by the events.

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Sierra Leone floods and landslides

Occurance Date: 

15/08/2017
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Lasting floods in Nigeria, Niger, Burkina Faso and Sierra Leone

Mapping floods in Nigeria using Sentinel-1 satellite images (Image: International Water Institute).

Due to heavy seasonal rain falls within the last months, Nigeria, Niger, Burkina Faso and Sierra Leone have been affected by floods. Overall more than 300,000 people have been impacted and 39 casualties reported. 

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Mon, 26/10/2015 - 14:15

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Floods in Sierra Leone

English

Due to the rainy season and recent floods, Sierra Leone has experienced significant flooding. 15 people were died and 425 displaced in Freetown, 6 villages in the Kambia District lost all their crops.

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GLIDEnumber: 

FL-2009-000180

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Sierra Leone

Occurance Date: 

06/09/2009

Landslide in Sierra Leone

English

At least seven people were killed and 15 injured in a landslide due to heavy rains in Freetown/Sierra Leone. Flooding has left at least 300 people homeless - AlertNet August 13th.

Source : Glide number

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Landslide in Sierra Leone

GLIDEnumber: 

LS-2009-000158-SLE

Region: 

Sierra Leone

Occurance Date: 

13/08/2009
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