29 June 2016
   
Hre mayor picked up by anti-corruption body
US Secretary: Brexit may never happen
Judge reinstates mayor, Saviour to pay costs
Biti party: Mphoko proves he’s a fool
We’ll grab all closed companies, Saviour
Rivals wish cancer-hit Tsvangirai well
Man and wife assault boss over pay, jailed
Teenage hooker jailed for stealing $5
MORE NEWS
Power restored after nationwide blackout
Strive's firm to buy SA's Neotel for $430m
MORE BUSINESS
Zim Dancehall: Why Wicknell, not Dzamara?
Mukanya plans to perform in Zim soon but…
MORE SHOWBIZ
SA: Chiefs scoff at Zim 'freebies' charge
Zim under 17 crowned UK AFCON champions
MORE SPORTS
Yamamoto: Terror on blacks - by blacks
Ncube: How we lost our cash reserves
MORE OPINION
 
Zanu PF: Leopard hasn't changed its spots
Diaspora Death: No Cover, Common Excuses
MORE COLUMNISTS
 
 
Met Office issues flood warning
18/01/2012 00:00:00
by Staff Reporter
 
Perilous ... Children play on an overflowing bridge
 
RELATED STORIES
Amacimbi disappear from rural diets
Two pupils die in lightning strike
Five killed in Masvingo floods
THE Met Office has warned of severe flooding in parts of Zimbabwe as rains pound the country following a two-week dry spell.

Forecasters are warning that between Thursday and Wednesday, the country will see the heaviest rainfall activity since the first rains in November.

“The forecast indicates an increase of heavy rains throughout, reaching peak between January 19 and 25. It is likely that amounts exceeding 80mm in 24 hours will be recorded in some areas," said Tichaona Zinyemba, the Meteorological Services Department’s duty forecaster.

Flood alerts have been issued for low-lying areas including Kariba, Victoria Falls, Tsholotsho, Binga, Muzarabani, Hwange, parts of Masvingo and the Limpopo Valley.

A mid-summer dry spell was causing concern for farmers, particularly in parts of Matabeleland South, Hwange and Mberengwa whose crops were wilting in punishing heat.

But the Met Office is warning farmers to brace for a new kind of problem: flash floods.

"Already, satellite images are showing that the whole country is being affected by thunderstorm activities accompanied by lightning. There is heightened risk of flash flooding, principally in susceptible places and poorly drained soils," Zinyemba added.

The Civil Protection Unit has been put on high alert while the Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (ZESA) and fixed phone company TelOne are braced for disruptions to their services.



Advertisement


 
Email this to a friend Printable Version Discuss This Story
Share this article:

Digg it

Del.icio.us

Reddit

Newsvine

Nowpublic

Stumbleupon

Face Book

Myspace

Fark
 
 
 
comments powered by Disqus
 
Car shipping to Namibia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Mozambique, South Africa and Zambia from UK
RSS NewsTicker