Subscribe free to our newsletters via your
. Earth Science News .

Up to 9,000 people threatened by Mozambique flooding
by Staff Writers
Maputo (AFP) Feb 19, 2014

Rising floodwaters threaten some 9,000 people in Mozambique's central Zambezia province and those living near swollen rivers have evacuated their homes, emergency services said on Wednesday.

"Around 9,000 people are at risk in the lower Licungo...the river has already flooded some villages," a spokesperson for the National Disaster Management Institute, Rita Almeida told AFP.

The central Sofala is so far the worst affected after the Pungoe River burst its banks late last week, cutting road access between Beira, the country's second largest city and Zimbabwe.

People living near the Licungo River Basin near the coast have left the area voluntarily to seek shelter in temporary camps set up during the 2013 flood season.

Rescue teams are expected to begin combing the coastal zone close to the town of Nante on Thursday for anyone left behind.

"Tomorrow we want to do some fly-overs to see if there are any people left," Almeida said.

Mozambique's rainy season which runs from October to April is currently at its peak.

Heavy rainfall is still being recorded in the coastal Zambezia province as well as the northern Nampula and CaboDelgado provinces.

Coastal Mozambique is home to nine international river basins, making it especially vulnerable to flooding.

In 2000, the country was devastated by floods that killed more than 800 people.


Related Links
Bringing Order To A World Of Disasters
When the Earth Quakes
A world of storm and tempest

Comment on this article via your Facebook, Yahoo, AOL, Hotmail login.

Share this article via these popular social media networks DiggDigg RedditReddit GoogleGoogle

Memory Foam Mattress Review
Newsletters :: SpaceDaily :: SpaceWar :: TerraDaily :: Energy Daily
XML Feeds :: Space News :: Earth News :: War News :: Solar Energy News

British insurers called in for floods talks
London Feb 18, 2014
Insurance chiefs were called in for talks with the British government on Tuesday about payouts over the widespread flooding that has left thousands of homes submerged, amid signs that bills could run into hundreds of millions of pounds. River levels are expected to fall gradually this week, though the misery is unlikely to end any time soon for the towns and villages affected. With groun ... read more

100-tonne radioactive water leak at Fukushima: TEPCO

Post-tsunami deaths outnumber disaster toll in one Japan area

Police to investigate death of Manus asylum detainee

Outsmarting nature during disasters

Google unveils 'Project Tango' 3D smartphone platform

Gecko-inspired Adhesion: Self-cleaning and Reliable

An essential step toward printing living tissues

Single chip device to provide real-time 3D images from inside the heart, blood vessels

China agrees to export water to Taiwan-controlled islands

Laos dam plan threatens existence of rare dolphin: WWF

Recent decades likely wettest in four millennia in Tibet

Graduate Student Makes Major Discovery About Seal Evolution

Study predicts Antarctic ice melting will endure

Increase in Arctic Cyclones is Linked to Climate Change

Arctic biodiversity under serious threat from climate change according to new report

NOAA researcher says Arctic marine mammals are ecosystem sentinels

Honeybees may be making wild cousins ill: study

Nitrogen-tracking tools for better crops and less pollution

Agricultural productivity loss as a result of soil and crop damage from flooding

BGU Researchers Reveal that Organic Agriculture Can Pollute Groundwater

Up to 9,000 people threatened by Mozambique flooding

Mount Hood study suggests volcano eruptibility is rare

British insurers called in for floods talks

Volcanoes, including Mt. Hood, can go from dormant to active quickly

China-Africa trade surpassed $200 billion in 2013: Xi

China pillages Africa like old colonialists: Jane Goodall

Libya denies rumours of impending coup

The new Africa -- green shoots in biosciences

What makes memories last?

Baylor Sheds New Light on the Habitat of Early Apes

Thinking it through: Scientists seek to unlock mysteries of the brain

Cortical convolutions controlled in sections

The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2014 - Space Media Network. All websites are published in Australia and are solely subject to Australian law and governed by Fair Use principals for news reporting and research purposes. AFP, UPI and IANS news wire stories are copyright Agence France-Presse, United Press International and Indo-Asia News Service. ESA news reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement, agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. Privacy Statement All images and articles appearing on Space Media Network have been edited or digitally altered in some way. Any requests to remove copyright material will be acted upon in a timely and appropriate manner. Any attempt to extort money from Space Media Network will be ignored and reported to Australian Law Enforcement Agencies as a potential case of financial fraud involving the use of a telephonic carriage device or postal service.