DFO 2003-221

Flooding: 08/26/03 - ongoing (as of 09/03/03)

Western Kenya - Busia - Nzoia River

Detailed Locations:
Western Kenya - Busia - Budalang'i

Nzoia River

Dykes on Nzoia river collapse for second time this year leaving 2500 homeless, most who were victims of previous flooding in April (DFO-2003-099). Flooding reported on August 27, no date of start of flooding given.
MODIS observation of flooding near the mouth of the Nzoia River on August 29, 31.

Dead: no data Displaced: 3,000 Damages: no data Affected Region ( sq km): 53,110 Severity Class* : 1 Flood Magnitude**: 0.3 MODIS flood inundation limit file names***:


Map preparation and image analysis: Elaine Anderson

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