PRETORIA, January 22. Virtually all of southern Africa was in the disaster area due to severe flooding. About it, reports the "Voice of America", the press release of the UN mission on Friday.
"We fear the sudden rise of the water level in many different places. Precipitation is much more than the average in recent years. State of emergency declared in Botswana, Namibia, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Zambia. In South Africa, announced to "national disaster," — said in a statement.
At this point from the storms and floods in South Africa killed about 40 people, about 6,000 registered IDPs. The water level in the two largest rivers Zambezi and Okavango has almost doubled. Meanwhile, the rainy season just started.
As noted by Euronews, experts fear a repetition of the disastrous floods in Mozambique in 2000, which killed more than 800 people.