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Thu Apr 25, 2019, 05:43 PM

Cyclone Kenneth hits Mozambique after battering Comoros

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Cyclone Kenneth hits Mozambique after battering Comoros

Date 25.04.2019

Cyclone Kenneth made landfall in northern Mozambique on Thursday, bringing gusting winds and putting the already storm-battered country on "red alert."

The cyclone made landfall with maximum sustained winds of up to 220 kilometers per hour (137 mph), the Joint Typhoon Warning Center said.

Meteorologists warned that the cyclone has the equivalent strength of a Category 4 hurricane, according to NOAA's Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies, which is tracking the storm. They added that "this is the first (and strongest) hurricane-strength storm" to hit the area.
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Cyclone Kenneth made landfall near the port city of Pemba further north than where Cyclone Idai first hit Mozambique last month.

Nevertheless, agencies warned that damage caused by the two weather systems in such relatively quick succession could have a cumulative impact on communities.
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