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Mozambique has rehabilitated 16 hydrological monitoring and flood warning stations in the north of the country on the two rivers that usually overflow in the rainy season, which begins this month.
The stations in question are those on the Monapo and Licungo rivers in Nampula province and had ceased to function after the floods earlier this year, the Regional Water Authority said on Monday.
The monitoring of hydrographic data, such as measuring the flow of rivers, allows the timely issuing of flood warnings and coordination of civil protection actions.
According to a worst-case scenario released by the Council for Disaster Management Technical in late October, floods and cyclones may affect 1.7 million Mozambicans by March 2019.
The Mozambican government has allocated 206 million meticals (about €3 million) in the state budget for the rainy season.Source: Lusa