Zambia Safe From Cyclone Idai

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Cyclone Ida in Zimbabwe

The Meteorological department says Zambia is not in the danger zone of being hit by the tropical cyclone that is currently sweeping through Mozambique and Malawi.

Zambia Meteorological Department Assistant Director Emmanuel Sikana says the tropical Idai that is stronger in Mozambique and moving inland Zimbabwe will only affect Zambia with Westerly winds and normal rainfall mostly in the northern and eastern parts of Zambia

On Saturday The Southern African Development Community Climate Services Centre predicted that the tropical storm forming over Mozambique will migrate inland and make land fall over eastern Mozambique.

The center further revealed that the tropical cyclone is likely to extend to Zambia and affect Luapula, Northern, Central, Southern, Muchinga and parts of Eastern provinces.

Reports in Zimbabwe record that more than 30 people have died and dozens are unaccounted after the devastating rainy winds hit inland.

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