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Civil Protection calls for caution ahead of heavy rains

The Department of Civil Protection has warned Zimbabweans to be on high alert and take all necessary precautions to prevent flooding as heavy rains totaling more than 50mm are predicted to fall across the country from tomorrow through Sunday.

The agency advises everyone to exercise caution, minimize risks, and heed instructions as it mobilizes district committees, makes sure there are adequate evacuation centers and supplies accessible in all locations, and prepares for flooding.

The Department of Civil Protection and the Meteorological Services Department issued a statement yesterday stating that flash flooding and localized heavy rainfall of more than 50mm were forecast in regions with saturated soils, marshes, impermeable surfaces, and along river basins.