As at 30 August, floods had affected at least 440,000 people in Chad. The flooding has caused the collapse of walls, houses, and public buildings and destroyed food storages. Some people are sheltered in local schools, and families have to pile into wooden boats to cross streets. As at 31 August, floods had caused at least 22 fatalities and destroyed more than 44,000 hectares of crops. Rains are expected to continue until October.