Zimbabwe lists evacuation centres as storm approaches

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The Zimbabwean government has announced several evacuation centres in Manicaland province as the threat of tropical depression Chalane looms.

With the memories of the devastation caused by cyclone Idai in 2019 still fresh in their minds, some residents in the province have moved to safe places.

Government spokesperson Nick Mangwana said on Monday that civil protection teams have been mobilised to be on high alert as Chalane is anticipated to hit the eastern region of Zimbabwe around Wednesday.

Last year, cyclone Idai killed at least 634 people, with at least 257 still reported missing

Some affected people are still staying in tents as the government is struggling to build new homes for them.

An estimated 270,000 people were affected by the storm.

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