Cyclone Kenneth, Mozambique, April 2019
30 Apr 2019
Cyclone Kenneth made landfall in Mozambique on Thursday, April 25, 2019. A category four storm, Kenneth was the strongest cyclone to hit Mozambique on record. It was also the first time two cyclones have hit the area in one season. Cyclone Idai struck the region only six weeks ago, causing widespread damage and killing over 700 people. Strong winds from Cyclone Kenneth flattened some villages along the coast as it came ashore. The storm then stalled inland, dumping heavy rain on the already waterlogged area and causing flooding. Current conditions are making it very difficult for aid workers to reach the affected population. The government of Mozambique has reported significant damage to buildings and infrastructure and that at least 38 people were killed by the storm.
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