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Southern Africa Regional Flood Update - 20 January 2011

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- In Mozambique, a number of river basins have registered alert levels, and water levels are increasing;

- River levels in the upper Zambezi and the Okavango rivers are very high for this early in the rainfall season;

- Two spillway gates of Lake Kariba will be opened on 22 January 2011, which could in time lead to flooding downstream;

- In South Africa, 40 people have died and 6,000 displaced due to flooding. A National State of Disaster will be declared in 28 municipalities in 7 provinces.

- A map of the region is found on Page 7 in this Bulletin

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