Natural disasters in Mozambique
Mozambique is greatly affected by natural disasters. Among these they are greatly affected by cyclones and floods. A few examples of these are:
Cyclone Leon-Eline was a long-lived Indian Ocean tropical cyclone which traversed almost the entire Indian Ocean and made devastating strikes on Madagascar and Mozambique, both preceded by periods of rapid intensification and had less serious effects in Zimbabwe where it eventually died out.
2007 Mozambican flood
The 2007 Mozambican flood began in late December 2006 when the Cahora Bassa Dam overflowed from heavy rains on Southern Africa. It worsened in February 2007 when the Zambezi River broke its banks, flooding the surrounding areas in Mozambique. The Chire and Rivubue rivers have also flooded. 80,600 people had been evacuated from their homes in the Tete, Manica, Sofala and Zambezia provinces by February 14. By February 22, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs reported that approximately 121,000 people had been displaced by the flooding. Some people refused to leave their homes and livestock. There are 29 confirmed casualties and a further 10 unconfirmed deaths.
If you are in the area and need to contact the emergency services you can call:
Fire brigade: 198