Flooding in Mozambique satellite images

Level: , Topic: Rivers, Water on the Land

Weeks of heavy rainfall in December 2014 and January 2015 caused rivers in the province to swell. When a particularly strong tropical disturbance passed over Mozambique on January 14, 2015, the Licungo River, as well as other rivers in the region, began to flood. By January 20, the Licungo was higher than it had been since 1971. As of January 22, news media reported that floodwater had killed 86 Mozambicans, destroyed 11,000 homes, and displaced tens of thousands of people.

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