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Fri Mar 15, 2019, 12:38 AM

Cyclone Idai: Mozambique braces for 'worst-case scenario' storm

Source: BBC

Cyclone Idai: Mozambique braces for 'worst-case scenario' storm

14 March 2019

People living in one of Mozambique's largest cities have been warned to expect the "worst-case scenario" as a major cyclone makes landfall.

Cyclone Idai, which is carrying winds of up to 225 km/h (140 mph), is making landfall near the port of Beira.

A storm surge of at least six metres (20 feet) is expected near low-lying Beira, a city of 500,000 people, Météo France said.

Heavy rains have already killed about 100 people in Mozambique and Malawi.


Read more: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-47576831

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