Met Department Warns of Possible Flash Floods

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The Meteorological Services Department (MSD) has issued an alert for possible flooding extending into next week after the recent heavy rains. In a statement, the MSD said:

The influx of moisture from Zambia coupled with the warmer daytime temperatures should result in outbreaks of thunderstorms; heavier falls being expected along the Zambezi Valley stretching from Victoria Falls, through Binga to Kariba and surrounding areas. Expect scattered clouds under warmer conditions than of late.

Indications are that the rain may result in sharp downpours, damaging winds, lightning, hail and flash flooding. The uprooting of trees and damage to infrastructure is possible with this type of rain intensity.

In case of severe thunderstorms, if outdoors, seek shelter immediately but DO NOT seek shelter under a tree or in isolated sheds

The MSD also warned people not to cross flooded rivers and swollen streams and to stay indoors throughout the duration of the heavy rains.

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