Lilongwe residents panic as heavy rains pour overnight

Lilongwe Areas including 24, 25, 49, Senti, Mgona, and Area 18 were last Valentines night shook by heavy rains that started around 11pm.

Heavy down pour

Heavy down pour

Some left the comfort of their houses to seek shelter in outside kitchen. Others kept awake throughout, wondering what would happen next.

Residents kept communication through cellphone calls and social media, especially Facebook, as they expressed their fears.

A Gulliver resident pondered about running to hide at the new stadium construction site as an Area 25 man wrote on Facebook “its very scary”.

“Its another threatening combination of nature rainfall, windfall and thunder in Lilongwe. Lord have mercy,” posted an Area 36 man on his Facebook account.

Uncofirmed reports indicate seven houses have lost roofs and one has been completely destroyed

Early January a hailstorm ripped through the capital city falling houses and wall fences, removing entire rooftops, uprooting trees and in the process damaging property including cars.

Heavy rains have been recorded across Malawi wrecking havoc, damaging houses and crops in Mzimba’s Edingeni area, causing floods in Karonga and parts of Salima, washing away entire homes in Blantyre and Zomba, and extensively flooding the Lower Shire where an entire village except the chief was washed away in Fatima.

The meteorological office through Elina Kululanga has warned now and again that those people living in low areas should consider moving upland.

Forecasts show heavy rains will continue in many parts of the country.

At the meantime over 15 districts have been badly hit, with thousands displaced, others relocated, crops and livestock destroyed demanding for massive relief aid and threatening famine this year in the impoverished landlocked country.

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SAPITWA
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ABALE TIYENI TIGWADE PANSI NDI KUPEPESA MULUNGU CHIFKWA CHA MACHIMO ATHU CHONDE AMBUYE MUTIKHULULUKIRE TACHIMWA KWAMBIRI.

Dan
Guest

Looks like calamities, children of God let’s pray hard, comfess our sins coz God knows da solution

ujeni
Guest

It rainned in area 18 but not area 47 or 15, is that what you are telling us?

Wawa
Guest

So you want the author to mention each and every area or location in Lilongwe? Anzako a komwe sikunatchulidwe anena okha pompa. Kumbwambwana eti? Shame.

jonathan
Guest

Izi ndi za chilengedwe.tisalozane dzala amalawi tinatani kodi.Mau amati in everything give thanks to the Lord.God knows better than everyone else.

achopwiiî
Guest

so sad

Zayambika
Guest

Kuno Ku area 49 kunavuta zedi. God have mercy on us malawians.

Peter Mathanyula Wakuba
Guest

Why didn’t the prophets prophesy this? I thought in Malawi we are flooded with prophets!

John M
Guest

Shame! My Country. Lord have Mercy!!!!!!!

Agulupu
Guest

It’s just a natural disaster, nothing to do wth APM as some pple think. Voting for wakwathu, that’s what u get at the end of it.

Shimba
Guest

it was realy heavy rainfall,thunderstorm here at Mtsiliza was also hit by heavy rainfall,nyumba 6 za police pa Piyasani along Kaunda road malata ali tsidya la mseu kukagwetsa mpanda wanyumba ku area 47

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