Flooding crisis hits Karonga

Hundreds of people have been submerged by water in the 7 villages in the area of Traditional Authority Kilipula in Karonga the northern border part of Malawi after heavy flooding following the relentless rains which is hitting the district since Sunday.

Karonga hit by flood waters

Karonga hit by flood waters

Mlowoka, the affected house houses and crops hectares will increase

Mlowoka, the affected house houses and crops hectares will increase

Confirming the development to Nyasa Times, the District Disaster Risk Management and Crops Officer under Discover Project, Blessings Mulowoka said despite the preliminary report indicate that 72 houses are being submerged in water while 8 collapsed.

According to Mulowoka, among the affected villages are Chimalawanthu, Mangulu, Elias, Thabathaba, Phaniso, Gweregweta including 4 houses at Kapolo polic.

Dozens of people are being evacuated as flooding continues to cause misery in the district.

“The flooding water has also affected hectares of crops,” he said, adding” We are surrounded by water. It is really alarming.”

The District Commissioner Rosemary Moyo said “while the victims are  seeking refugee at the church, provision of relief items such water and sanitation facilities, mosquito nets, house utensils, nutrition among others are on high demand and we therefore ask for a help.”

She added: “We are also appealing to all people leaving in the flood affected areas to go to the evacuation centers till the rain end.”

Meanwhile the district meteorological officer Victor Phiri has also caution the community in the district that the rainfall which is associated with the gusty winds will continue and cause damage to infrastructures.

In February this year, 900 households in over 20 villagers in the area of Traditional Authority Kyungu were also affected by floods.

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Lake Malawi
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Lake Malawi
5 months 17 days ago

Achewa musavutike ndi kukambakamba, us northerners are not complaining at all because it means there will be bumper rice harvest for us and we will not suffer with hunger like you

suspect zero37
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5 months 17 days ago

ndiye bwino anyani amenewa akhaule chaka chatha amatinyoza kuti kumwera kuno tinavotera dpp thats why ma floods akutikhaulitsa lero chiri kwa iwo

Linda madzi apite ndiye uzitu wadala.
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Linda madzi apite ndiye uzitu wadala.
5 months 17 days ago
Mine are words of sympathy. It was sad that last year when floods hit Southern region, some fellers from the Yankeeland were saying a lot. Some said the Southerners were being punished coz of producing a ruling party. If you are a keen follower of articles on Nyasatimes, you will agree with me. Today, it’s heavy rains in the Nord. We in the South are not attributing this to God’s punishent. We see it as a blessing coz Lake Malawi will be full of water that will lead to enough water being fed into Nkula and Tedzani, thereby minimising chances… Read more »
gamba
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gamba
5 months 17 days ago

too bad .very sorry people of karonga

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