Flood alert as heavy rains continue in Zim

2011-12-30 14:15

Harare - Zimbabwe's weather department is issuing a flood alert and says heavy rains are expected to continue.

The Meteorological Service says downpours of more than 3 inches are forecast in northern and eastern regions through to January 02, accompanied by gusty winds.

In a statement on Friday, the government's civil protection agency also advised affected communities to find shelter on higher ground.

It warned that roofs could be blown off and low-cost and mud-built houses risk collapse from water saturation.

In years of economic decline, broken drainage and sewers have led to outbreaks of waterborne diseases worsened by rain. More than 4 000 people died from the waterborne illness cholera in 2008.

  • Trevor - 2011-12-30 15:26

    Watch the ANC try to save the day and pump millions into Zim...forget it's own people for the sake of a Dictator who is the Black Hitler of Africa.....let the bastard drown and he was voted in so.............

      George - 2012-01-01 15:41

      I dont think there is any spare cash left. Gov has raped all acounts for there party

  • Deeteem - 2011-12-30 15:37

    Lets hope bob drowns !!

  • goyougoodthing - 2011-12-30 16:03

    I feel very little for a country that has let this happen with seemingly no resistance. An utter fail.

  • blessmusa905 - 2012-01-01 11:04

    Jokes aside, people are going to die, going to be homeless, etc, this has nothing to do with politics, but its a natural disaster like any in the world.

  • paul.prinsloo3 - 2012-01-01 16:07

    Might change the Chinese's minds from taking over the last 200 farms in white hands, (incidentily the only fully productive farms in that place)where a moegoe, named moegoe(g)apie has been in charge until the Chinese moved in.Today is the deadline for those farmers to get off their propeties according to a friend of mine with who I have been friends, and whith who I retained contact since I lived and worked in Salibury during 1958. My friend, who has until yesterday, been a millionair farmer at the age of 81, at that time worked at Rhodesian Box Company, living like a hermit; not spending money because his dream had been to accumulate sufficient cash to go farming. Black and white, Pray for those people, and pray that we shall not be the next to go that route.

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