EOS Alerts 30-4-2019
Mozambique: Cyclone Kenneth Death Toll Rises to 38
On 25 April, Category 4 Cyclone Kenneth made landfall north of Pemba, Cabo Delgado province, with sustained winds of 220 mph. Heavy rain and further flooding are forecast in Nampula and Cabo Delgado provinces in the coming days. The National Institute for Disaster Management (INGC) has raised the death toll to 38. At least 30,000 houses have been destroyed or damaged during the passage of the storm, notably in the districts of Ibo, Macomia and Quissanga in Cabo Delgado, with floodwaters destroying and blocking many roads in affected areas. Authorities have urged people living near rivers to move to higher ground.
Mozambique is still recovering from Cyclone Idai, a catastrophic storm that hit the centre of the country in March. Idai killed over 1000 people and affected 3 million people in total across the region. Individuals in the affected areas are advised to monitor local weather reports; anticipate further flooding, telecommunication and power outages; and expect widespread transportation disruptions, including damaged roads and flight disruptions. Ensure you have adequate food, water and medical supplies and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities.