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Mozambique: ACAPS Briefing Note: Mozambique - Tropical Cyclone IDAI Update 1 (19 March 2019)

Source: Assessment Capacities Project Country: Mozambique
Tropical Cyclone Idai made landfall on the evening of 14 March, on Beira city (Sofala province) in central Mozambique.
Reports estimate that 600,000 people in Sofala, Zambezia, Tete, Niassa, Manica and Inhambane provinces have been affected and are in need of humanitarian assistance. So far 150 people are reported dead (including 66 due to flooding before the cyclone impact) and more than 1,500 injured, with the toll expected to increase in the coming days. Prior cyclone-related flooding had already displaced 17,000 people and very likely thousands more were displaced after the cyclone passage. Houses, health, and education facilities have been severely damaged in the provinces affected, particularly in and around Beira. Extensive damage to livestock and planted crops has also been reported. Anticipated scope and scale Areas outside of Beira city are expected to be even more severely impacted by the cyclone. Heavy rainfall is forecast to continue in Sofala and Manica provinces between 18-21 March, leading to increased water levels likely to affect 160,000 people living along the Buzi and Pungoe river basins, for which a red alert has been already issued. Risk of urban flooding is still high for Beira and Dondo. Key priorities 600,000
people affected by the cyclone +17,000
displaced (9-14 March) +12,000
homes and classrooms damaged telecommunication
is severely hampered Humanitarian constraints Trees and power lines are down in many parts of Beira. Communications are hampered due to lack of electricity, expected to last until the end of March. Many roads in Zambezia and Tete are flooded and therefore impassable or only accessible by 4x4 vehicles.


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