New Malawi weather alert warns of more flooding this week

The Department of Climate Change and Meteorological Services (Met)has issued a fresh weather warning to kick in this week  with the possibility of more flooding.

Destiny Changers Church in Lilongwe damaged by floods last week
The floods caused misery in some Lilongwe homes

The director of climate change and meteorological services Jolamu Nkhokwe, the floods will result from heavy rains that are expected to continue this week.

“The country will continue to experience heavy rains due to storming of Congo airflow enhanced by heating during sunny intervals, and lifting of airflow over high ground,” said  Nkhokwe in a statement made available to Nyasa Times.

“The downpour will likely worsen chances of flooding in flood prone areas particularly in cities and along the lakeshore areas due to siltation and poor drainage system,” reads the statement in part.

Department of Disaster Management Affairs (Dodma) spokesperson Chipiliro Khamula has said the department  has built evacuation centres in flood prone districts of Mangochi, Nsanje, Salima, Karonga and Chikwawa.

He said people severely affected by flooding or any other hazard “will be seeking refuge at these centres.”


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Mbusiyeni Muthembi
Mbusiyeni Muthembi
3 years ago

Kungomva kuti malo aphweka ku Lilongwe koma tikamange ku Mtsinje! Ndipo ndtamva zamadzi wolusawa Church iyiyo idali yoyamba kubwera mmaganizo mwanga.

3 years ago

osangosamukirathu bwanji azidikira kuti katundu awonongeke nde azisamuka this is costly to tax payers money

3 years ago

Please let’s take care of our lives by being very careful to these warnings.Lets encourage one another to shift to safe places.

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