Thursday, January 17, 2008

Floods Worsen in Southern Africa

By ANGUS SHAW and EMMANUEL CAMILLO
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Officials in economically ravaged Zimbabwe issued new warnings Wednesday of floods, as fears grew that flooding in neighboring Mozambique would be more extensive than in 2001 when 800 people died.
Mozambican authorities said at least 60,000 people had been evacuated and 22,000 houses were under water. But they were optimistic they could keep loss of life to a minimum — seven flood-related deaths have been reported so far — thanks to their disaster prevention strategy.

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