A record rainfall of close to three hours is being reported in Malawi's key cities of Blantyre and Lilongwe. The rains which started on Wednesday night has been going on through out the night and currently fears are growing of flooding rivers and poor stuctures in various areas.
Meteological services long seen as very inefficient did not give a prior warning, though reports are yet to emerge of any damages especially in slums where the majority of city dwellers live in the country.
Most people use mud built houses and toilets though progress has been reported in most areas of cement enforced walls over the years.
The Heavy rains also raise fears of cholera after City Councils have been failing to collect refuse across the country due to the biting fuel shortage. So far Cholera has been reported in two districts.
Updates on the rains to follow.....