Cyclone Eloise - Another Grim Reminder of The Climate Crisis

More than 21 people were killed and hundreds of thousands affected by a super-storm that made landfall in Mozambique. Tropical cyclone Eloise hit central Mozambique on January 23, with high winds, heavy rains and severe flooding. The cyclone slammed into the province of Sofala, an area still reeling from cyclones Idai and Kenneth in 2019, before weakening into an overland depression, moving inland towards Zimbabwe, Botswana and northern South Africa. For a continent already racked by the effects of the climate crisis, Eloise is another chilling reminder of the destructive power of the kind of storms that will become more common as the world warms up.

Documents

  • Mozambique:  5,500 Families Cut Off in Machaze

    AIM, 29 January 2021

    At least 5,500 families, affected by Cyclone Eloise, which hit central Mozambique last Saturday, are cut off from the rest of the country in Save locality, Machaze district, in… Read more »

  • Mozambique:  Risk of Flooding in Zambezi Valley

    AIM, 28 January 2021

    The Mozambican authorities have warned of a risk of flooding in the Zambezi Valley, because of increased discharges from the Cahora Bassa dam. Read more »

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Areal view of the coast of Cabo Delgado province - (Cyclone Kenneth 2019).

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