Monday, February 17, 2014

Warnings of possible flooding

Botswana’s National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) says they have alerted their South African and Mozambique counterparts about possible flooding following heavy rains in the North West and North East districts over the past few days. Heavy rainfall left a trail of destruction last week in the northern parts of the country in villages such as Serule and Selibe-Phikwe. Residents were evacuated from part of Palapye as water levels rose in the Lotsane River. The NDMO Principal Programme Officer, Maeletso Pego, said that rising water levels in most of the mainstream rivers would endanger South Africa and Mozambique.

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