Cyclone Idai

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Intense Tropical Cyclone Idai was the strongest tropical cyclone to strike Mozambique since Jokwe in 2008 and the deadliest tropical cyclone worldwide in 2019 as of March. The tenth named storm and record-breaking eighth intense tropical cyclone of the 2018–19 South-West Indian Ocean cyclone season, Idai originated from a tropical depression that formed off the eastern coast of Mozambique on 4 March. The depression made landfall in the aforementioned country later in the day and remained a tropical cyclone throughout the entirety of its trek over land. On 9 March, the depression reemerged into the Mozambique Channel and was upgraded into Moderate Tropical Storm Idai next day. The system then began a stint of rapid intensification, reaching an initial peak intensity as an intense tropical cyclone with winds of 175 km/h (110 mph) on 11 March. Idai then began to weaken due to ongoing structural changes within its inner core, falling to tropical cyclone intensity. Idai's intensity remained stagnant for about a day or so before it began to re-intensify. On 14 March, Idai reached peak intensity with maximum sustained winds of 195 km/h (120 mph) and a minimum central pressure of 940 hPa (27.76 inHg). Idai then began to weaken as it approached the coast of Mozambique due to less favorable conditions. On 15 March, Idai made landfall near Beira, Mozambique, as an intense tropical cyclone.

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The full number of those killed and damage done will only be known when torrential floodwaters recede.
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The Indian Navy has been pressed into service to rescue and help people affected by cyclone Idai, which has triggered a massive disaster in southern Africa
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The UN said that one of the worst storms to hit southern Africa in decades had also unleashed a humanitarian crisis in Malawi, affecting nearly a million people..
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The United Nations said the countries of Mozambique, Malawi, and Zimbabwe were hit by one of the worst disasters to ever hit the southern hemisphere this past..
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The number of people killed in a powerful cyclone and flooding in Mozambique has risen above 200, more than doubling the country's death toll from a storm that..
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Hundreds are dead, many more missing and thousands at risk from massive flooding in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe caused by Cyclone Idai and persistent rains...
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Rapidly rising floodwaters have created "an inland ocean" in Mozambique, endangering thousands of families, aid workers said. Crews scrambled to rescue survivors..
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Cyclone Idai ripped through Mozambique and Zimbabwe on March 14, triggering flash floods, ferocious winds, and mudslides across the two countries.
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A 50km-wide stretch of land in central Mozambique is under water, an aerial survey has shown.
1 week ago • BBC News
Cyclone Idai could prove to be the deadliest storm in generations to hit the impoverished southeast African country of Mozambique.
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Mozambique's President Filipe Nyusi says that more than 1,000 may have by killed by Cyclone Idai, which many say is the worst in more than 20 years. Speaking to..
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Cyclone Idai killed at least 157 people in Zimbabwe and Mozambique as it tore across Southern Africa, officials and state media said on Monday, and vast areas of..
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Cyclone Idai has affected more than 1.5 million people in mainly poor, rural areas of Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe
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More than 100 people have died as the tropical storm swept across Mozambique and Zimbabwe.
1 week ago • BBC News
Two pupils are among 31 people killed as Cyclone Idai hits Zimbabwe after Mozambique and Malawi.
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