Namibia – 1 Dead After Flash Floods in Northern and Central Areas

Heavy rain in south western Africa has now affected parts of Namibia. Several areas recorded daily totals over 60mm of rain, more than the monthly average in some cases. Previously heavy rain and flash floods were reported in southern Angola.

Namibia Meteorological Services warned that “heavy storms will persist in the Oshikoto, Kavango-west, Kavango-east, eastern parts of Otjozondjupa and Omaheke regions, spreading to the Zambezi region on Sunday 08 December. Heavy rains are most likely over the southern coast on Sunday.”

Namibia Press Agency (NAMPA) reported one person died in flash floods in Otjiwarongo in the Otjozondjupa Region of Namibia on 04 December, 2019.

Flooding was also reported in Ongwediva and Oshakati in Oshana Region in the far north of the country. Homes were damaged and roads blocked around the Onawa informal settlement in Oshakati, local media reported.

Oshakati is about 80km south of Ondjiva in Angola where at least 60 people were forced from their homes after damaging floods on 03 December. Five people were killed by lightning strike on 02 December in Kalepi Municipality of Huila Province.

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