Mozambique

Mozambique Storms Situation Report 1

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I. HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES

· Mozambique’s Technical Council of Disaster Management is considering issuing a Red Alert following the escalation of Tropical Storm Funso to a category three tropical cyclone.

· Tropical Storms Dando, a category one storm with associated winds (up to 70km/h) and moderate to heavy rainfall, caused flooding and damage to houses and schools in the provinces of Maputo, Gaza and Inhambane in southern Mozambique.

· Heavy rainfall in South Africa and Swaziland caused a steady increase of water levels in the Maputo, Umbeluzi and Incomati Basins, flooding low-lying areas in Magude and Chokwe.