DAR ES SALAAM
Tanzania (Xinhua) -- The Tanzania
Meteorological Agency (TMA) on Monday issued an alert over heavy
rains that were expected to hit the country’s coastal regions
for four consecutive days beginning Monday.
A statement issued by TMA said the rains were expected to
pound the coastal regions of Dar es Salaam, Coast, Lindi, Mtwara,
Tanga and the Islands of Zanzibar.
"The heavy rains may be disastrous, causing floods in some of
the areas and disruption of transport.
This puts lives of the people living in these areas on
danger," said the statement.
The statement warned residents in the coastal regions and on
the Islands of Zanzibar to be vigilant and heed all weather
Ongoing rains that started late March in the east African
country have killed at least 15 people and destroyed houses and
property in Zanzibar, Dar es Salaam and Arusha.