Cyclone Eloise Hits Mozambique, Killing Beira Residents

At least nine people died on Saturday after Tropical Cyclone Eloise hit the port city of Beira, most of them killed by falling trees, authorities said. Cars were submerged in water, walls of some low lying buildings collapsed and swathes of land were flooded in the city, posts on social media showed. The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs reports that nearly 7,000 people have been displaced and more than 5,000 houses have been destroyed, damaged or flooded. The weather system is expected to cause heavy rainfall in South Africa, southern Zimbabwe and eastern Botswana. 

By Saturday evening the storm was forecast to have weakened as it entered eastern Zimbabwe. By Sunday morning it is expected to have dissipated.

The path of Eloise, as predicted on Friday January 22.

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