Army for Mozambique floods
February 22, 2007 4:14pm CST
Mozambique's army has been ordered to evict some 2,500 people who refuse to leave their homes despite the floods. Prime Minister Luisa Diogo said the floods could be worse than those of 2000 and 2001 but she said the country was now better prepared. "The possibility of an emergency is still there," she said. Strong winds, heavy rains and flooding have so far claimed at least 29 lives, destroyed more than 4,600 houses, 100 classrooms and four health centres. Some 700 people died in devastating floods in Mozambique in 2000 and 2001. what do you think of this?discuss
• United States
22 Feb 07
Although natural disasters are bound to happen (and hopefully not engineered by those seeking to control and manipulate societies - http://www.africaplanet.com/showthread.php?t=8333), it never seizes to amaze one how the same areas keep getting hit and yet the nation never seems to improve on minimizing the effect of future events. Well, if the Prime Minister of Mozambique alleges the nation/country is "better prepared", then let's hope this allegation to be true. It sure will be nice to also see people concentrate on building sturdy houses to help minimize the effect of such disasters.