Cyclone Idai – Update

Cyclone Idai made landfall in Beira on March 14, and pummelled the city and the corridor with strong winds and rains. The storm wiped out roads, bridges, and dams as it swept through the interior. The United Nations estimated that Cyclone Idai and subsequent flooding destroyed more than US$ 1 billion of infrastructure across Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe. More than 130,000 homes were damaged or destroyed, along with at least 1 million acres of crops. The storm killed 598 people in Mozambique and as of early April injured more than 1,600 because of falling trees and debris, according to the government.