Zimbabwe

‘STAY AWAY FROM FLOODED RIVERS’

Causeway Bridge which is now flooded by Tuli River has cut off connection between Ntepe and Ntalale villagers for the past two weeks in Matabeleland South Province.The picture taken on Wednesday shows the volume of water.(Picture by Eliah Saushoma)

Karen Mhlanga, H-Metro Reporter

THE country is set to experience flash floods in the coming few days, the Metrological Services Department has warned.

In a statement yesterday, MSD also advised members of the public to stay away from swollen rivers and not to drive through floodwaters.

“Just 30cm of flowing water is enough to sweep away a vehicle.

“Clearance of waterways and drainages helps reduce the impacts of heavy rains.

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“Heavy rains may reduce visibility, and induce localized flash flooding in areas with poor drainage,” said the Met Dept.

The Met Dept also warned warn people to stay indoors during thunderstorms and if outdoor to stay away from isolated trees or sheds.

“Rain-showers expected over much of the country from early morning with a few intermittent breaks.

“These showers may be coupled with localized heavy downpours, destructive wind and lightning.

“A few sunny breaks and hot day-time conditions are probable over parts of Masvingo Province,” reads part of the statement.

HMETRO