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…
This just in: shocking footage from our team via helicopter that has just arrived in #Beira, #Mozambique. The devastation is widespread with barely a house intact following #CycloneIdaipic.twitter.com/BnyqVIJ9YF
— IFRC Africa (@IFRCAfrica) March 17, 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.
DEADLIEST WEATHER DISASTER OF 2019 UNFOLDS:#CycloneIdai floods kill 111 people in Mozambique & Malawi;
140,000 displaced in Mozambique;
Destroys 6000 homes, 18 hospitals, 938 classrooms;
Expected landfall this evening.https://t.co/yGW9dVRVpE
— UNISDR (@unisdr) March 14, 2019
— Force Thirteen (@ForceThirteen) March 14, 2019
Maputo International Airport in Mozambique has cancelled domestic flights as Tropical Cyclone gets closer.
Cyclone Idai is slowly moving south-west into some parts of Mozambique.
Possible devastation looming in #Mozambique with #CycloneIdai! Eqiv. to CAT2 hurricane making landfall in city of 530,000 last hit in 1962. Already 122 dead before landfall. Wet season now, massive flooding to come for #Zimbabwe / #Malawi , Strongest #Cyclone in a decade. pic.twitter.com/xQYKn0vKYn
— Tom Sater (@TomSaterCNN) March 14, 2019
Mozambicans are now bracing themselves for horrible storm that is slowly approaching