Weather Alert: Heatwave hits Maputo, Gaza and Inhambane
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Thirty-three people have died across Mozambique since the start of the rainy season in October 2018.
Of that number, twenty-four deaths were caused by atmospheric discharges and six by drowning.
The information was released this Friday in Maputo.
A spokesman for the National Institute for Disaster Management (INGC), Paulo Tomás, said from October to December 2018, about 14,000 people, corresponding to 3,000 families, were affected by bad weather.
According to INGC, the December earthquake in Manica Province affected six hundred and thirteen families, but there was no need to create accommodation centers due to prompt intervention of the sector.
As for the drought that affects some provinces of the country, INGC says more than 800,000 people are food insecure.
Meanwhile, the National Institute of Meteorology, INAM, has forecast normal rainfall this quarter throughout the country.
For the North region, it expects an increase in the level of precipitation, according to meteorologist Acácio Tembe.
Luísa da Conceição of the National Directorate of Water Resources Management explained that the hydrographic basins of the northern region had registered an increase in water levels.Source: Radio Moçambique