strong tropical cyclone Kenneth reached late on the Thursday evening to the north of Mozambique, barely a month after another storm, cyclone Idai, hit the country.
Three people lost their lives in kenneth's rampage in the archipelago of the Comoros on Thursday and one person was killed in Pemba in the province of Cabo Delgado, after having had a tree on Friday, according to the national katastrofmyndigheten INGC.
Around 680 000 people live in the areas where the cyclone passes and 30 000 people have been evacuated.
to 78 meters per second in gusts. Boats have been destroyed, trees have fallen and there is a power outage in several of the affected areas in the country which knocked out the telephony and the ability to communicate.
90% of all housing on the island of Ibo, where 6,000 people live, have levelled to the ground, according to the INGC. UN warns of future floods and landslides, with the waves five metres above normal and 600 millimeters of rain is expected to fall next couple of days.
Relief agencies are concerned over how the already ailing Mozambique to withstand another cyclone. Over a thousand people in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi died in the cyclone Idai in march of this year. The cost of the damage that the cyclone caused is estimated to be two billion dollars – the equivalent of 19 billion.