Saturday 18 January 2020


Hwange district has been hit by flash floods following heavy rains that have pounded on the coal-mining town since last night, causing widespread destruction of property.
The Civil Protection Department (CPD) has since deployed its team to assess the damage and to conduct rescue operations.

No injuries or deaths have been recorded so far. On Friday, the Meteorological Services Department issued a warning of heavy rains and urged people to be cautious as there will be flash floods, damaging winds and lightning in some parts of the country.

On January 10, the Hwange Civil Protection Committee met and agreed on floods mitigatory measures including the identification of safe zones and available resources which can be utilised in the event of floods.


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