Cyclone Idai hits Mozambique, Malawi, Zimbabwe, killing over 140, hundreds missing and thousands stranded.
Most of the roads and telephones are cut off, especially the rural areas.
U.N. and government officials report that Cyclone Idai has affected more than 1.5 million people in the three southern African countries.
Hardest hit is Mozambique’s central port city of Beira where the airport is closed, electricity is out and hundreds of homes have been destroyed.
On Thursday, the storm hit Beira and moved westward into Zimbabwe and Malawi, affecting thousands more. Homes, hospitals schools, businesses and police stations have been destroyed by the cyclone…
Mozambique President Filipe Nyusi says Cyclone Idai may have killed more than 1,000 people. The storm struck Beira, the country’s fourth largest city, with a population of 500,000+. The Red Cross estimates at least 90% of the area is completely destroyed.pic.twitter.com/wvjoV1MCmZ
— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) March 19, 2019
Tropical Cyclone Idai, is gathering strength over the Indian Ocean and is predicted to hit the Mozambique in the city of Beira in Sofala Province.
According multiple news outlets, there are damages and blackout as tropical cyclone makes landfall in the country and more than 100 are dead in South African, Malawi and Mozambique floods as Cyclone Idai approaches the South East.
Mozambique, Malawi, Zimbabwe, #CycloneIdai has created "inland oceans running for mile after mile, with water above tree-level" says @WFP on the ground @UNOCHA @WHO. Emergency "bigger by the hour". pic.twitter.com/H82jgydWgE
— UN News (@UN_News_Centre) March 19, 2019
— DFID (@DFID_UK) March 19, 2019
Maputo International Airport in Mozambique has cancelled domestic flights as Tropical Cyclone gets closer.
”Death toll in Mozambique cyclone, floods could surpass1,000” ~ President Filipe Nyusi