Early on January 28, Domonia made a second landfall on southeastern Mozambique near peak intensity. The floodplain downstream of the Pongolapoort Dam was inundated to where the Pongola met the Ututu River, which filled many pans – dry lakes – in the region. The subject field is required. Domoina crossed into Swaziland and later eastern South Africa before dissipating on February 2. The floods closed at least 20 major roads and the country’s primary airport and most schools nationwide. The name field is required. The storm moved south and for the following five days torrential rain fell over Mozambique, northern KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga and Swaziland, reaching as far south as Durban. [21] Officials later purchased a new dredge to remove sediment from Lake St. Lucia, and the canal connecting the lake to the Umfolozi River was later finished. Copies. There were 242 deaths in southeastern Africa. And then, in January 1984, Tropical Cyclone Domoina struck in Southern Mozambique and crossed westwards into Swaziland. And then, in January 1984, Tropical Cyclone Domoina struck in Southern Mozambique and crossed westwards into Swaziland. Uothing certain can be said about the risk of repetition of … »More detailed Department of Water Affairs Who saved Natal?, Colorgraphic, Durban. Property below the permanent Corps of Engineers … Navigate this Journal About Previous issues ISSN : 0009-7845 Previous Article T able o f C ontents; Next Article Author B.G.A. [11] In part due to Domoina as well as the previously occurring drought, the economy of Swaziland stagnated through 1985. [9], Crossing Madagascar as a moderate tropical storm, Domoina dropped rainfall along its path, reaching 98.8 mm (3.89 in) in Mahanoro on the east coast and 166.8 mm (6.57 in) in Maintirano along the west coast, both over a period of 24 hours. On January 21, Domoina struck eastern Madagascar, the third storm in six weeks to affect the nation; collectively, the storms … heavy rainfall in South Africa and the only cyclone-centre to penetrate the country was that of Domoina. [11], Later, the storm dropped heavy rainfall in Swaziland, reaching 906 mm (35.7 in) at Piggs Peak; there, rainfall reached 615 mm (24.2 in) in a one-day period. Throughout the region, Domoina caused widespread flooding that damaged houses, roads, and crops, leaving about $199 million in damage. Create lists, bibliographies and reviews: Your request to send this item has been completed. Cyclone Domoina - debris left upstream side of Usutu River. Floods in the country destroyed over 50 small dams and left widespread crop damage just before the summer harvest. of Water Affairs, Directorate of Hydrology ;\" ; Technical report (South Africa. At the lake, the floods washed away a dredge and severely damaged a nearly-finished canal from the lake to the Umfolozi River. 48/52 Bible, Swarthmore College, McCabe Library, BS75 1200z, fols. About 49,000 people lost everything they owned. [20] Workers also quickly restored the downed power lines. [24], Following the storm in South Africa, workers restored the original course of the Umfolozi River after it had moved. [13] Transport was disrupted in the northern and southern portion of the country. [12][nb 4], In Mozambique, workers assisted people in moving to higher grounds following flooding. | [FLOO] Anonymous, | 1984. Widespread flooding hits Kuwait after 6 months' worth of rain in several days. DOCUMENTATION 1984 DOMOINA FLOODS – DWA Home Page. [1] The rains led to rivers bursting their banks, which isolated tens of thousands of people. 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