Pemba: Serious flooding began on Sunday in northern Mozambique that were hit by Cyclone Kenneth three days ago, with waters waist-high in places, after the govt urged people to seek higher ground. Thousands of people were at risk.
“Help us, we are losing everything!” residents in Pemba, shouted at passing cars as the rushing waters flooded their homes and heavy rain fell.
Women and girls used buckets and pots to try to scoop the torrent from front yards, in vain. Houses began to collapse. Meanwhile, 12 people were killed, 8 others reported missing and 15,000 evacuated as floods hit Jakarta and Bengkulu province, Indonesia.
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