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Botswana: Floods - Feb 2018

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Above normal rainfall has been experienced in Mashonaland Central province of Botswana since 23 February 2018. The current rainy season, which started in February, is expected to continue until the end of March 2018. The drastic weather change has resulted in torrential rains that have already affected the district causing displacement, damage to property and a risk of an outbreak of water borne and vector related disease. According to the Department of Meteorology Services, rainfall amounts range between 120-192mm, with a report of dams over spilling causing floods in the neighbouring villages of the Tutume sub district. They also report that the water levels will increase as the rainfall continues until the end of March. (IFRC, 22 Mar 2018)