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Cyclone, Hurricanes, Typhoons...2019

Cyclone, Hurricanes, Typhoons...2019

Unread postby dohboi » Sat 23 Feb 2019, 18:25:43

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Re: Cyclone, Hurricanes, Typhoons...2019

Unread postby Tuike » Tue 19 Mar 2019, 15:48:57

Cyclone Idai: 'Massive disaster' in Mozambique and Zimbabwe -bbc

Cyclone Idai has triggered a "massive disaster" in southern Africa affecting hundreds of thousands if not millions of people, the UN says. The region has been hit by widespread flooding and devastation affecting Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi. Mozambique President Filipe Nyusi has called it "a humanitarian disaster of great proportion". He said more than 1,000 people may have been killed after the cyclone hit the country last week. Cyclone Idai made landfall near the port city of Beira in Sofala province on Thursday with winds of up to 177 km/h (106 mph).

Floods of up to six metres deep had caused "incredible devastation" over a huge area in Mozambique, World Food Programme regional chief Lola Castro said. "This is shaping up to be one of the worst weather-related disasters ever to hit the southern hemisphere, if the report by [Mozambique's] president and other agencies are confirmed, in terms of the causality toll," Clare Nullis from the UN's weather agency told the BBC. At least 1.7 million people were in the direct path of the cyclone in Mozambique and 920,000 have been affected in Malawi, the UN said.
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