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26 Apr 2019 | 01:39 AM UTC

Comoros: Cyclone Kenneth kills at least three people as of April 26

Comoros News Alert

Recovery efforts are ongoing in Comoros as of April 26 following the passage of Tropical Cyclone Kenneth; at least three people killed

TIMEFRAME expected from 4/26/2019, 12:00 AM until 4/29/2019, 11:59 PM (Indian/Comoro). COUNTRY/REGION Comoros

Event

Recovery efforts are ongoing across Comoros as of Friday, April 26, following the passage of Tropical Cyclone Kenneth on the night (local time) of Wednesday, April 24. The storm produced sustained winds of around 140 kph (87 mph) when it passed by the islands, felling trees and ripping the roofs off of homes. Emergency personnel and soldiers were deployed on Thursday, April 25, to unblock roads. Power outages were reported in parts of the main island, Grande Comore, the capital Moroni, and the island of Anjouan. According to President Azali Assoumani, at least three people were killed by the storm and several others injured. Lingering power and transportation disruptions are expected in the coming days; Kenya Airlines announced on Thursday that flights had been canceled to Prince Said Ibrahim International Airport (HAH), which services Moroni, after the authorities closed the airport as a precaution.

Advice

Individuals in Comoros are advised to monitor local weather reports, anticipate telecommunication, power, and transportation disruptions, including road closures and flight cancelations, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities.

 

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