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South Africa: Floods - Mar 2014

South Africa
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Heavy rains affected north-eastern areas of South Africa in the last few days, causing floods and damage in parts of Mpumalanga. In the north-eastern city Nelspruit (Mpumalanga), approximatively 97 mm of rain in 24 hours were observed on 5 March. ECHO Daily Flash - 6 March 2014 Heavy rainfall and consequent floods and river overflows continue affecting central, eastern and north-eastern South Africa. WMO reports 53 millimeters /24 hours in the capital Pretoria and 60 millimeters /24 hours in Aliwal North, between 10 and 11 March. As of 11 March, local media report six people drowned in the province of Mpumalanga over 7-10 March, while two people are missing in Limpopo. (ECHO Daily Flash - 12 March 2014)