Mozambique: Weather 'Orange Alert' Declared
The Mozambican government's Disaster Management Technical Commission (CTGC) on Friday announced an orange alert, only one step removed from the maximum state of disaster readiness, a red alert.
The move was prompted by a combination of torrential rains north of the Zambezi and a severe drought in southern Mozambique.
The soils in the north of the country are now saturated, and the weather forecast is for 300 millimetres of rain in the next 15 days in Nampula, Niassa and Cabo Delgado provinces. In Cabo Delgado, the Messalo, Muagide and Megaruma rivers are now all at flood alert level.