Cyclone Freddy Central battered Mozambique Sunday after making landfall You can find out more about a second Record breaking month in record time for tropical storms of this strength in the southern half of the hemisphere.
Communication and power supply were cut in the area of storm, making it difficult to assess the severity of the damages and the impact on the lives of those affected.
More than 171,000 were affected after The cyclone Southerners were affected by the flooding Mozambique In November, 27 people died in Mozambique Madagascar. There are more than 50 million at-risk. Mozambique According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, (OCHA), this was the case.
UNICEF stated in a statement, Freddy Made landfall Sustained winds at speeds of almost 150km/h (93 miles/h) can cause severe wind damage. “severe damage and cutting off children and families from critical services.” Satellite data indicated that after leaving Quelimane, storm surge continued to the inland, towards neighboring Malawi.
However, the national power company Electricidade de Moçambique said that by mid-afternoon electricity had been restored in most areas, with the exception of Milange, Lugela, Maganja da Costa, Namanjavira and parts of the city of Mocuba.
“The wind was very strong into the night … There is a lot of destruction, trees fallen down, roofs blown off,” Guy Taylor is UNICEF’s chief for advocacy, communication, and partnerships. MozambiqueReuters received the report by satellite telephone from Quelimane. He did not yet have any information on the casualties and numbers of those who were displaced.
“It’s potentially a disaster of large magnitude, and additional support will be needed,” Taylor stated that the heavy rains continued to fall.
Malawi authorities prepared for the cyclone The department of meteorological resource and climate change stated in a statement that the storm would pass close to the country’s southern tip by night, and bring torrential rains, flooding and severe weather.
Freddy developed on February 6 off the northwest Australian coast, before tracking thousands of miles across the South Indian Ocean towards southeast Africa, affecting the islands of Mauritius and La Réunion on the way.
On February 21, the storm pounded into Madagascar’s eastern coast. Mozambique A few days later came torrential rains, wind gusts and flooding that flooded houses, killing nearly 250,000 people.
Then it looped back towards the Mozambique Channel felt the warmth of the waters and began to feel more energy, so he headed towards the southern coast of Madagascar.