Cyclone Kenneth Kills in Comoros, Then Hits Mozambique, Tanzania
A powerful tropical cyclone has hit Mozambique and Tanzania. Three people have been killed in Comoros, with meteorologists calling it the strongest storm to make landfall in the area. Cyclone Kenneth made landfall on the African coast on Thursday, bringing gusting winds and heavy rain…
Cyclone Kenneth hits Mozambique as one of nation’s strongest-ever storms
Powerful Cyclone Kenneth struck Mozambique on Thursday as one of the strongest storms ever to hit the nation, which is still recovering from the widespread devastation caused by Cyclone Idai in March.
Details: The storm — which quickly intensified during the course of the last 24 hours but weakened slightly as it neared landfall about 600 miles north of Beira, where Idai struck — made landfall as a Category 4 storm, with sustained winds at about 140 miles per hour, according to satellite estimates. This may qualify as the strongest-ever cyclone to hit Mozambique, and is the strongest-ever to hit the northern part of the country. It’s also one of the strongest storms ever to hit the African mainland….
Cyclone Kenneth: Storm-battered Mozambique hit again
Cyclone Kenneth has made landfall in northern Mozambique, a country still recovering from another huge storm.
The cyclone has brought 220km/h (140mph) winds and has already killed three people on the island nation of Comoros.
Mozambique’s National Institute of Disaster Management (INGC) said 30,000 people had been evacuated from areas likely to be hit.
Last month, Cyclone Idai caused hundreds of deaths in the region…