Cyclone Idai – Southern Africa

What originated as a tropical depression off coast of Mozambique, quickly turned into a catastrophic weather event when the storm turned into Cyclone Idai on 11th March in the Mozambique Channel and struck the city of Beira on the 15th March 2019.

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Malawi, Zimbabwe and Madagascar were all affected by heavy rains and flooding. However, it was Mozambique which bore the full force of the cyclone. Sustained winds of 120 mph, heavy rain and resulting flooding demolished homes, wrecked infrastructure and ended many lives.

In Beira, where the cyclone made landfall, according to the Red Cross, over 90% of the city had been destroyed. The UN has said that Cyclone Idai triggered a “massive disaster” in southern Africa, affecting hundreds of thousands of people.

 

For more on the humanitarian crisis as it unfolded, click to see the thread below, which includes links to news reports, maps, videos and pictures:

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Typhoon Mangkhut

In September 2018, The Philippines, Hong Kong and China suffered major damage and loss of life due to a major typhoon. Follow the story of this weather event below:

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Hurricane Maria

Hurricane Maria hit Dominica on the 18th September 2017, causing major damage before causing more destruction on neighbouring Caribbean islands, including The British Virgin Islands, Puerto Pico and Barbuda.

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Follow the event as it unfolded below:

Puerto Rico’s long road to recovery

In Puerto Rico, most of the islands 3.5 million people are still living in darkness two months on from Hurricane Maria cbc.ca/news/thenation…


H
urricane Maria: Puerto Rico in Crisis (3 part documentary)
* Inside The Storm, Controversy & Recovery m.youtube.com/watch?v=ZuJaEf…
* A Fragile Economy On The Brink Of Collapse m.youtube.com/watch?v=NJIA8W…
* From Stable In Puerto Rico To Displaced In New York m.youtube.com/watch?v=dTUEfq…


Many in Puerto Rico are still suffering 3 months on after Hurricane Maria hit.
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Nearly six months now since Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico. Half a million people are still without power, whilst reported suicides have risen by 50% m.youtube.com/watch?v=m4qfal…

 

VIDEO – Puerto Ricans still in hotels 6 months after Hurricane Maria m.youtube.com/watch?v=gWCsO_…

 

Return to Puerto Rico: How Puerto Ricans continue to struggle many months after Hurricane Maria youtube.com/watch?v=B8Kdfm…