Namibian flood waters rising

source: News24
12/04/2009 21:55 – (SA)

Windhoek – Deadly flooding in parts of Namibia has left thousands of people homeless and in need of food and shelter, aid workers and officials said on Sunday.

In the northeast of the country, at the border with Zambia and Botswana, the situation was still disastrous, with water levels rising, said the government’s chief hydrologist Guido van Langenhove.

And there were fears that heavy rains in Angola might bring more flooding south into northern Namibia.

“Satellite images are indicating this,” said Van Langenhove.

More than 5 000 people had taken shelter in tents on higher ground at [continue reading]



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