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Hailstorm destroys 46 houses in Rubavu

By IGIHE
On 12 March 2021 at 09:19

A violent hailstorm has destroyed 46 houses in Bugeshi and Mudende sectors of Rubavu district, Western Province.

Following the disaster, Rubavu district and security officials visited the affected residents and assured emergency support.

“We promise support and cooperation to renovate houses that have been destroyed. We also take this opportunity to remind you to build houses with strong roofs and plant trees near the houses to break the wind speed and force, saving your homes,” said the Mayor of Rubavu district, Gilbert Habyarimana.

Located in the neighborhood of DRC valley, Nyirangongo and Karisimbi volcanoes;
Bugeshi, Busasamana and Cyanzarwe sectors in Rubavu district often experience strong wind known as ‘Isata’.

Similar hailstorms destroyed 35 houses from Cyanzarwe sector and 12 from Busasamana sector recently as heavy rain characterized by wind fell on 26th September 2020. At the time, affected families received 775 roofing sheets in donation.


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