|« Heavy rains have caused serious flooding across southern Africa.|
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Barely a week after extensive flooding in Australia left parts of Brisbane resembling a war zone in desperate need of reconstruction, floods in South Africa have reportedly killed 123 and displaced 20,000. Last week, 33 municipalities across eight of nine provinces were declared disaster areas.
Five other countries in the region, including Mozambique, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe, are also on alert for further flooding.
Weather-related disasters across the Americas, Australia, South Africa and the rest of the world are continuously being labeled the worst ever.