The western province of Zambia has been hit by widespread flooding. The flooding has mainly affected districts in the Zambezi River Basin. The floods have displaced close to a thousand households, damaged crops both upland and wetland.
The Angolan Province of Cunene has over the past 3 weeks experienced heavy rains mostly affecting the central part of the Cunene Province. The Three worst affected municipalities are located in the south: Kwahama, Namacunde and Cuvelai.
Namibia has received heavy rains over the past three weeks, resulting in floods in the north-eastern and north-western parts of the country. The heavy rains in neighbouring Angola exacerbated the situation, leading to devastating floods in Namibia. The four north-western regions affected by the floods are the Oshana, Ohangwena, Omusati and Oshikoto regions.
Flooding from local rains started to occur on the 12/02/2009. After heavy rains, In Namibia 42 people were killed and thousands were displaced since early February. Officials said on 24th February more flooding can be expected.
"Floods caused by the the overflowing of the Bengawan Solo river have driven thousands of Bojonegoro residents from their homes, and was believed to have claimed one live. One dead body was found by a passerby on a flooded road at Simbatan village, Kanor sub distrct, Kanor Police Chief Adjunct Commissioner Susilo, said here on Friday. Thousands of houses were submerged by floodwaters reaching a height of between 1 and 1.5 meter. The floods affected 100 villages including Sukorejo, Ngroworejo and Karangpacar at 14 sub districts in Bojonegoro District.