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Event: FL Flood
Number: 2017-000020
Country: ZWE Zimbabwe
Date (YMD): 2017-2-18
Information Source:IFRC
Comments: Tropical Cyclone DINEO (Category 1) has moved south-west over the Mozambique Channel towards southern Zimbabwe. Forecasts issued by The Meteorological Services Department of Zimbabwe (MSDZ) indicate that the country will experience tropical cyclone-type rainfall starting from Thursday 16 up to Monday 20 February 2017. The tropical cyclone is a serious threat and will be preceded by very strong and damaging winds followed by extreme flooding. The humanitarian impact of Tropical Cyclone DINEO threatens to be massive as projections shows that it will bring widespread torrential rain and damaging winds which can reach as high as 160km/hr. This will likely trigger flash floods which threaten human lives, animals and destruction assets and infrastructure. More than half of the country's dams are overpilling and this could exacerbate flooding resulting displacement of people and increasing the incidence of both water borne and vector diseases.
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