A cyclone Sedza is expected to bring more widespread flood to Malawi which has been hit by floods killing over 200 people and left an estimated 100 000 people homeless in the southern African country.
The Met Office has issued warnings of continued rainfalls.
The country is threatened with the cyclone Sedza which will batter the country further.
A South African relief aid team is preparing to travel to Malawi to help.
Rescue SA’s Ian Scher says his team is well prepared for any situation.
“I believe we will have a lot more work to do,” he said.
Meanwhile relief organisation Gift of the Givers’ Imtiaz Sooliman has appealed to South Africans to make contributions to the thousands of people who are now displaced.
“They can make a cash contribution directly or they can visit the website to donate maize, rice, oil, flour, sugar, tea, water, medication, blankets, linen, nets, towels, school uniforms. Everything has been washed away and school has just started.”
Sooliman says they fear cyclone Sedza will be far more destructive than smaller cyclone Bansi.
“The whole country is praying the cyclone dies before it gets close or changes course or goes somewhere else, otherwise we have a serious problem.”
Sooliman said an eight-member team from his organisation had left for the south to reach areas more than 100km away from Blantyre.
The distribution of aid parcels will take place in Chikwana, Nsanje, Mangochi, Machinga, Balaka, Zomba, Phalombe and Mulanje.
Sooliman said Malawi was probably facing the “greatest flood disaster in the history of its existence”.
President Peter Mutharika visited victims in central and southern Malawi on Friday and called for international assistance.
“Malawi alone cannot cope with the disaster,” Mutharika said.
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