September 23, 2020

Rainy Season is Back, so is the Destruction that Comes With It

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Scenes like these will be common occurrence for weeks

In the past two days, dozens of homes have been destroyed in different parts of the country as heavy rain returns.

The month of September usually marks the start of the annual rainy season. However, this year, many parts have yet to receive the usual heavy rain. They have only been erratic drizzles, like in Kigali.

The Emergencies Ministry (MINEAMA) said Wednesday that more than 50 homes had been destroyed in western and northern, farmland flooded and public infrastructure damaged since Tuesday.

The downpours were experienced in the districts of Rubavu, Nyamagabe, Rulindo, Nyaruguru, Nyamasheke, Karongi, Rusizi and Nyanza. However, Rubavu in the west and Rulindo in the north were hardest hit.

There have been no deaths, but some injuries were recorded.

In Kigali, the city finally experienced a heavy downpour early Wednesday.

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