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Flash Floods Hit Beitbridge Town

1 year agoFri, 28 Oct 2022 04:35:50 GMT
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Flash Floods Hit Beitbridge Town

A violent storm hit Beitbridge on Wednesday night leaving dozens of families without food as water flooded homes.

No deaths or injuries were reported but residents are without water after power to water pumps was cut off.

The Beitbridge district civil protection unit (CPU) on Thursday sent teams to assess damage in Dulivhadzimo high-density suburb, the worst affected.

CPU has issued an alert to potentially vulnerable areas in Chikwarakwara and Shashi where flooding occurs when there are storms.

Addressing reporters on Thursday, Beitbridge head of the CPU Sikhangezile Ncube said:

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We have tasked the municipality of Beitbridge to head a technical team that will make a detailed assessment.

The details we want should include the number of households, number of people, gender, and age of those affected. The immediate problem we have just established is the lack of food.

We are also looking for long-term solutions to end this problem we face perennially. We need a lasting intervention. It does not make sense that each year we fight floods in the same area.

Beitbridge town clerk Loud Ramagkapola said the municipality was considering relocating the affected residents under its urban renewal programme.

Most of the people who were affected by the storm were vendors plying their trade near Dulivhadzimo bus terminus. | NewsDay



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