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Unrelenting Rains

Mar 28, 2019

Malawi has been hit in the last few weeks by a storm that produced four consecutive days of continuous rain.The last time I remember anything like this was when it flooded in 2015. While this flooding in terms of rising water levels isn’t quite as bad as that time, it is still devastating for many people in Malawi. The govt. declared a state of national emergency this week. Many mud homes were damaged by the unrelenting rains. Villages near rivers and lakes experienced more pronounced flooding. The death toll to date is 45. Closer to home, four of our staff members had homes partially destroyed by the rains.

We continue to receive word from churches about the effects of the rains and flooding in their communities.

By Ben Hayes

BBC News: A severe Cyclone "Idai" tore through Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Malawi, with 100-mile-an-hour winds and heavy rains.

The latest report from Ben is that Idai veered south and the impacton Malawi was less than first expected. It did hit Mozambique,south of the Mission, and there are reports of over 100 deaths.