Okavango River floods

source: BOPA
28 April, 2010

SHAKAWE – The Okavango River has begun flooding for the second time in a space of only two years after many years of relative calm.

So far 59 people from Mohembo East have been evacuated as at Friday last week, according to Mr Edison Chaba of Metereology Services in Shakawe.

Eight other people were also evacuated at Kauxwi and Xakao, he said.

At Nxamasere, about 52 people from 16 households were also evacuated, Sunday night, according to Asistant District Officer, Mr Lenamile Montsho.

He said more people would need to be evacuated as flood were approaching the village.

Mr Montsho has appealed to residents to keep a safe distance from the raging river that left about 804 people homeless and [continue reading]

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