Zimbabwe – Severe Weather (MSD, Local Media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 1 February 2017)

  • Severe weather, including heavy rain and thunderstorms, has been affecting the country over the past weeks, causing floods.

  • As of 1 February at 7.00 UTC, local media reported at least 10 deaths and 96 injuries due to lightning, over 1 000 houses damaged and at least 73 families left homeless due to floods in the provinces of Harare, Masvingo, Mashonaland Central, Mashonaland East and Mashonaland West.

  • Over the next 24 hours, moderate to locally heavy rain are forecast for most of the country, especially the northern and central areas.