2nd Tropical depression hits Mozambique

2012-01-26 20:15

Maputo - Mozambique's meteorological service says the second tropical depression to hit the southern part of the country in two weeks has destroyed thousands of homes.

Sergio Buque says that heavy rains, accompanied by strong winds have affected more than 250 000 families since the storms began last week. He says the newest tropical depression moved from the central province of Sofala, where it hit on Wednesday night, to the southern Inhambane province.

State radio reported on Thursday that two more people were killed by heavy rains in the northern province of Cabo Delgado, bringing the total death toll of the storms across Mozambique to 26.

The rains have also inflicted heavy losses in the Montepuez district, where more than 9 000 ha of crops, including the country's staple food maize, are under water.

  • brionyl.french - 2012-01-27 06:29

    This is horrible

  • John - 2012-01-27 07:57

    This Article is a tad late. By the Time you wrote this, The Storm has degraded into a level 2 Cyclone and it was already well on it's way South East, back into the Atlantic, without the implication of bringing further distraught to Land. But Thanks any way Dude. You Snatched this article from a News portal who wrote this article 24 hours before?

      Billy - 2012-01-27 08:24

      @John - in their defence, they were just trying to avoid committing a crime by giving an advance weather warning not approved by the SA Weather Service.

      Mitch - 2012-01-27 10:09

      Geography 101 John. Back into the Indian Ocean not Atlantic!

      Hallo - 2012-01-27 13:40

      @Billy - In defense of the clever person's who thumb down you: 1.) The weather bill is not yet law 2.) the SAWS is the only organisation in the country with the means to predict abnormal weather conditions 3.) The law wouldn't apply for weather in foreign territories. 4.) Your're an idiot

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