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27 Apr 2019 | 09:53 AM UTC

Mozambique: One dead in Cabo Delgado following Cyclone Kenneth April 27 /update 4

Mozambique News Alert

Cyclone Kenneth makes landfall in northern Mozambique, leaving one dead as of April 27; flooding, power outages, and transportation disruptions expected in coming days

TIMEFRAME expected from 4/27/2019, 12:00 AM until 5/1/2019, 11:59 PM (Indian/Comoro). COUNTRY/REGION Cabo Delgado province, Lindi region (Tanzania), Mtwara region (Tanzania), Pemba (Cabo Delgado province)

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Event

Cyclone Kenneth made landfall in northern Mozambique's Cabo Delgado province on Thursday, April 25, after passing over Comoros the day prior. One person was killed from the storm in Mozambique and around 30,000 people were evacuated from their communities in Cabo Delgado province and some areas of southern Tanzania. Power outages were reported in Pemba (Cabo Delgado province) and other areas to the north. Heavy rains are forecast to continue and transportation disruptions, particularly road closures due to flooding, are expected in the coming days.

Context

Cyclone Kenneth made landfall in northern Mozambique on Thursday, April 25, after passing over Comoros on Wednesday, April 24, leaving three dead.

Mozambique is still recovering from Cyclone Idai, a catastrophic storm that hit the center of the country in March. Idai killed over 1000 people and affected 3 million people in total across the region.

Advice

Individuals in the abovementioned areas are advised to monitor local weather reports, anticipate telecommunication and power outages and transportation disruptions, including flight cancelations and road closures, ensure adequate food, water, and medical supplies, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities.

 

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