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UPDATED: 10:23, February 10, 2007
Floods loom in Zambezi Valley
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Water levels in the Zambezi River are rising due to heavy rains in its catchment area, prompting Zimbabwe's Civil Protection Unit (CPU) to issue a flood alert for people living in the Zambezi Valley, The Herald reported on Friday.

In a statement, CPU said it had been notified by the Zimbabwe National Water Authority of the developing emergency situation as a result of high water levels attributed to above normal rainfall in some parts of Zambia which drain into the Zambezi River, upstream of Victoria Falls.

CPU director Madzudzo Pawadyira said the water levels were expected to continue rising from Kazungula to the confluence of Kariba Dam and the Zambezi River in the next six days.

Meanwhile, climate experts have projected heavy falls in the northern parts of the country this weekend, saying scientific indications are that the rains are likely to continue in the greater part of the country until next month.

Meteorological Services acting deputy director Hector Chikoore said most parts of Mashonaland and northern Manicaland had received more than 400 mm of rain with the highest cumulative falls amounting to 755 mm recorded at Chisengu near Magunje.

Source: Xinhua

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