A tropical storm/cyclone known as Eloise is likely to hit Chipinge and Chimanimani Districts with floods and strong winds this evening to 24 January.

According to the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Information, Nick Mangwana, the civil protection committees have set up evacuation centres and alerted the residents.

Heavy rain in excess of 50ml is expected on 23 January and the following areas will be affected, Manicaland, Southern parts Masvingo province spreading to the Southern parts of Matebeleland South Province.

However, the meteriological department has warned people to always stay indoors and avoid crossing flooded rivers.