What You Need to Know About Tropical Cyclone Idai

The death toll has risen to at least 215 after Cyclone Idai tore into central Mozambique before continuing on to Malawi and Zimbabwe, bringing flash floods and ferocious winds. Most of the deaths in Mozambique happened in the central port city of Beira, 90% of which was destroyed, according to reports.

Death, Destruction After Cyclone Idai's Rampage Through Mozambique

PHOTO ESSAYS: Death, Destruction After Cyclone Idai's Rampage Through Mozambique

More than a thousand people are feared to have died in a cyclone that smashed into Mozambique, while scores were killed and more than 200 are missing in neighboring Zimbabwe and Malawi.

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Praia Nova Village was one of the most affected neighborhoods in Beira. Being a located on the coast, this shanty town of loosely built homes were extremely vulnerable to the high winds and rain. Following the cyclone families are returning trying to pick up the pieces of their lives.

A car crushed by a shipping ocntainer.
Praia Nova Village was one of the most affected neighborhoods in Beira. Being a located on the coast, this shanty town of loosely built homes were extremely vulnerable to the high winds and rain. Following the cyclone families are returning trying to pick up the pieces of their lives.

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In the city of Beira, in Sofala Province, Central Mozambique, a Category 4 Cyclone named Idai made land fall wreaking havoc knocking out power across the province and impacting every resident.
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