January 22, 2013. In Mozambique, rescuers evacuated more 50 thousand people due to heavy floods in the south of the country.
Authorities ask people to move to more safe places. According to their calculations, the disaster has affected 55 million man.
Recall that in February last year, the victims of the floods in Mozambique began 40 man. At least 120 million people in this southern African country suffered.
Floods in practically all regions of the state caused by a strong storm. The natural disaster has destroyed hundreds of buildings. More 56 thousand man homeless.
Mozambique regularly is at the mercy of the water element. The rainy season, falling at the beginning of the year, often leads to a flood of the rivers. The most devastating floods were in 2000, which killed more than 700 people and half a million were left homeless.
Mozambique prepares for flooding
January 23, 2013. In the south of Mozambique began emergency evacuation 55,000 people living in the territory for which there was a threat of flooding due to a sharp rise in water level. Some residents now need to be transported to safety in boats, as water does not stop the decline.
In the central and southern regions of Mozambique after prolonged rains declared a "red" code of danger. Since the beginning of the rainy season, ie from October 2012, and arose earlier in the season, floods have killed 35 people. Basically, the floods were caused by the fact that the local river overflows its banks. Experts now believe that city Chokwe, in which during a previous flood water level reached the roofs of houses, may again suffer.
After the rains Massingir dam on the river Ivory, a tributary of the Limpopo, in a second pass 3.5 million m3 of water. Joining forces with the water masses of the Limpopo, the flow will go to Chokwe, who immediately will be underwater. That is why the townspeople are trying to move a 10-prepared shelters. Areas north of the city at the moment is flooded, because there the water rose to a mark of more than 11 meters after the two days of the swimming pool in the Limpopo province of Gaza received almost 185 mm of rain.
In the south-eastern city of Panda in the past few days has dropped about 233 mm of rain. It is critical to the settlement, so Mozambicans and international rescue organizations are preparing for the worst scenario. In Chokwe fear most dam. In the neighboring countries of Mozambique and rivers burst their banks, from the Kruger National Park in South Africa exported dozens of tourists and employees.