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18 Feb 2020 | 05:35 AM UTC

Mozambique: Hundreds impacted by floods in central provinces February 18

Hundreds are impacted by heavy rains and flooding in several central provinces February 18; additional rainfall expected over the weekend

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Event

At least 500 people were impacted by heavy rainfall and associated flooding in the central provinces of Sofala and Manica as of Tuesday, February 18. According to media reports, at least two people were killed in Sussundenga District on Monday, February 17.

Rain and associated flooding are expected to continue across northern provinces over the next 24 hours.

Associated disruptions, including transportation disruptions, infrastructure damages, and power outages, are likely in the affected areas over the coming days.

Advice

Individuals the affected areas are advised to monitor local weather reports, anticipate transportation disruptions, avoid areas directly affected by flooding, confirm road conditions before setting out, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities. Avoid walking or driving through floodwaters; 15 cm (6 in) of running water is enough to knock over an adult.