Heavy rains in the southern Angola threaten flooding in Namibia

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Annines Angula

The  Namibian Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry has warned of floods in the northern parts of the country as a result of heavy rains being experienced in southern Angola.

In a statement, the ministry's senior public relations officer,  Margaret Kalo, said: "Today, heavy rains have been observed over the past days causing the flood wave to pass the settlement of Evale and currently making its way to Ondjiva, Angola.” 

Kalo advised the people living in the Cuvelai River Basin in northern Namibia to be prepared for the eventual "efundja", which means flood in English.  

He also said the Zambezi River level in Katima Mulilo is rising and recorded 6.02m on Wednesday. "Water levels in flood plains east of Ngoma are also rising. The flood waters are pushing back in full strength in the Chobe River at Ngoma gate.  

"The Okavango River levels at Nkurenkuru recorded 3.10m, while Rundu recorded a rise and it is currently at 5.65m. Meanwhile the Orange River levels remain low at Blouputs and Sendelingsdrif. The water levels are currently at 0.35m and 0.13m respectively," she said. 

 

 

 

 

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