Mozambique: Storm and flooding to get worse, officials warn

NAIROBI, Kenya — Earlier this week people in low-lying, flood-prone parts of Mozambique were warned by the authorities to flee as heavy rainstorms beat down
.

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And the situation is getting worse. 

An estimated 1,500 people have been forced to abandon their 
homes, 
a third of them in the capital Maputo
, 
and four have lost their lives.

Forecasters are predicting more, heavier storms to come.

It is still a 
long, long way from the disaster of 2000 when half a million people
 were left homeless by flooding that killed around 700 people, but 
fears are rising along with the floodwaters.

Here's Mozambique back in 2000:

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