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Flood warnings as cyclone Idai hits Zim

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Cyclone Idai hits Zim

The eastern parts of Zim should expect rainfall and windy conditions with effect from today as Cyclone Idai hits the country, the Meteorological Services Department, said yesterday.

In a statement, the MSD said the tropical cyclone had taken a south-westerly direction as predicted earlier.

“By this morning, it is expected to continue moving towards the Mozambique border and is anticipated to make land fall in Beira in the early hours of tomorrow (today).

“Masvingo, Manicaland, Mashonaland East and central provinces should start experiencing cloudy and windy conditions with isolated thundershowers. Elsewhere, it should be partly cloudy,” read the statement.

The peak of the rainfall is expected between today and tomorrow according to the Met Department.

The Civil Protection Unit also warned the public to stay alert of possible flooding when Cyclone Idai hits.

“This particular weather system is expected to give rise to significant rainfall over Masvingo, Manicaland, Mashonaland East and Mashonaland Central provinces and may result in increased risk of flooding and damage to homes sand infrastructure.

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