Heavy rains, flash flooding in forecast for Southern, Eastern parts of Zimbabwe

By Online Desk |  7 months ago | local

The Meteorological Services Department (MSD) has warned of heavy rain and flash flooding in the Southern and Eastern parts of the country from today up to the 15th of this month.

In a statement yesterday the MSD said there will be localised heavy rains in excess of 50 millimetres with lightning and hailstorms in some places and people should watch out for blown-off rooftops, loose debris and fallen trees due to strong winds.

It added that the rain may affect outdoor activities and people should plan with that in mind.

The MSD said travel should be minimised but if it is too necessary people should exercise caution on the roads as visibility may be reduced and there may be hidden flood dangers.

People have also been discouraged from crossing flooded rivers on foot or in vehicles.

Further updates will be availed by the MSD.

Early last month a trail of destruction was experienced in some provinces as heavy rain and strong winds left people dead and damaged properties