This analysis suggests that:
The average annual direct losses from earthquakes, floods, and tropical cyclones are over $2.2 million.
The 100-year return period loss from all perils is nearly $14 million, or over 1% of Zanzibar's 2013 GDP.
The 250-year return period loss from all perils is $18 million.
- The continued suppression of rainfall suggests an early cessation of the monsoon over parts of southern Africa.
- Increased rains observed over the Afar and highland regions of Ethiopia during late March.
1) Heavy and above-average rains over the past few weeks have increased rainfall surpluses and resulted in flooding across the Omusati region along the Angola-Namibian border. The inundation has led to the closure of several schools in the area. Moderate to heavy rains are forecast to continue during the next week.
DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (AlertNet) – When the heavy rainfall came last month, floodwaters poured into Magdalena Lweno’s house and washed away her hard-won belongings: her mattresses, couches, television set, clothing and her daughter’s school books.
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Climate change affects daily life and the economy in Tanzania, a country is largely dependent on agriculture
More than 30 Tanzanian delegates met with representatives from various countries to learn and share knowledge on climate change planning
Experts from Namibia, Mexico, South Africa and Zambia participated, all countries which have undertaken major initiatives on climate change, shared their policies and programs
Slow to start seasonal rains are leading to dry conditions in much of eastern Kenya and adjacent regions where pastoral and marginal agricultural populations have not yet recovered from the severe 2005-2006 drought.
Belg regions of southwestern Ethiopia continue to receive above normal precipitation, and rains are expanding into adjacent portions of the country.