Zimbabwe | Flash Flood Update #1

Heavy rains in parts of the country in late January and early February resulted in deaths and displacement of people, coupled with destruction of property. The worst affected areas are Chivi and Masvingo districts in Masvingo province and Tsholotsho district in Matabeleland North.

The Zimbabwe National Water Authority (ZINWA) in its hydrological update on 5 February warned that the country’s dam levels continue to increase due to the inflows from the rainfall activities in most parts of the country. The national dam levels increased significantly by 10.29 per cent since 27 January 2014 and now stand at 71 per cent full. Chances of flooding in flood prone areas such as Muzarabani, Gokwe, Middle Sabi, Tsholotsho, Malapati and Chikwalakwala remain high due to significant flows in the major rivers.

To access the full report, please follow this https://zw.humanitarianresponse.info/system/files/documents/files/Flash%20Flood%20Update%201%20-%207%20February%202014.pdf link.

Additional information on the humanitarian situation in Zimbabwe is also available on the following websites:



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