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How to protect your business and property from flooding

In the past years, the low-lying area around the Nyabugogo river in Kigali has frequently been
affected by flooding. Most of the floods happened when it rained heavily in March and April or
September and October. There are several reasons for these floods: the rainwater flows down
the hills where only little vegetation is left for slowing it down and the drainage system is not
equipped for vast amounts of water. In some cases, the canals were blocked with garbage
that stopped the water from being drained away. So the water rises in the streets and enters
buildings, causing damages to cars, businesses and households in the area – even endangering
peoples’ lives. During heavy rain the river and the wetland already hold so much water that
they can hardly absorb the water from the streets and hills...