Zim warned of heavy rains, floods

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HARARE: Zim­babwe’s weather depart­ment is­sued a flood alert say­ing heavy rains are ex­pected to con­tinue.

The Me­te­o­ro­log­i­cal Ser­vice says down­pours of nearly 8cm are fore­cast in the north and east un­til Jan­uary 2.

The govern­ment’s civil pro­tec­tion agency also ad­vised af­fected commu- ni­ties to find shel­ter on higher ground.

It warned that roofs could be blown off and mud-built houses could col­lapse from rain and flood­ing.

Bro­ken drainage and sew­ers have led to out­breaks of wa­ter­borne dis­eases. More than 4 000 peo­ple died from cholera in 2008. – Sapa-ap

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