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Mozambique : Flood : 2000/01-
GLIDE: FL-2000-000012-MOZ  DRR & Disaster Information

Duration 2000/01-
Name Flood
Outline The south of Mozambique has been hit by torrential rains which have led to the flooding of the Incomati, the Umbeluzi and the Limpopo rivers. The situation in the Umbeluzi basin is reportedly likely to worsen as the holding capacity of the Pequenos Libombos dam, some 40 km west of Maputo, has been exceeded. The local media reported that the flood on the Limpopo river is reaching Chokwe district, at the heart of Mozambique's largest irrigation scheme. The raising water cut roads and some suburbs in Maputo are also affected. The river valleys in the southern provinces of Maputo, Gaza and Inhambane, and in central Sofala and Tete are identified as being at risk.

Human Impact Physical Impact Others
CNN News 2000/03/22 12:39GMT
More than a month of floods, the worst on record in this impoverished southeast African nation, have displaced an estimated 360,000 people nationwide. The confirmed death toll of 492 is expected to rise.

OCHA Situation Report No. 2 2000/02/04
18 deaths have been recorded in Maputo province. In Manhica, 20,000 families are affected. In Manhica, 17,000 ha of cultivated land are flooded. In Gaza province, 7,000 ha of cultivated lands are affected along the dykes around Xai-Xai.

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