Storm chaos continues in Malawi, 1000 homeless

Hail storm continues to cause havoc in Malawi as 1000 people have been made homeless in Dedza, Mzimba, Rumphi and Karonga and plants have been washed away.

Hailstorms increase suffering population in Malaw
Hailstorms increase suffering population in Malaw

In Dedza, Zione Viyazi, the district department of disaster and management officer said 700 people are homeless and have lost all their property after the hail storm demolished 34 houses, 20 of whom are elderly headed.

She said 17 school going children have lost all their books and school property as well as losing their primary schools Kabwazi, Maunde and Chinda which have been partly demolished.

Viyazi said the hail storm has affected 101 families.

In Mzimna, Rumphi and Karonga, government officials there are also talking of devastating hail storms that has rendered hundreds homeless.

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6 years ago

Does this qualify for a disaster? Iam asking because in 2013, we had a simmilar situation in many districts but since it was not classified as floods, the JB government did nothing nothing completely nothing.
Does it matter if not floods?

kingsley chiziko
6 years ago

Malawi on fire,GOD have mercy on us

6 years ago

Is Malawi prepared for these catastrophes?

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