Disaster relief | After Cyclone Idai ravages South African nations, Christian aid workers provide immediate help but also warn of a larger disaster looming
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 3/22/19, 01:59 pm
On March 18, four days after Cyclone Idai raged through Mozambique, Rick Emenaker flew over the country’s worst-hit community, the central port city of Beira.
“We saw people on rooftops by the hundreds, and others clinging to trees,” said Emenaker, a disaster response manager with Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF). “The floodwaters had completely submerged homes.”
Satellite images released by the European Space Agency showed inland floodwaters measuring 80 miles by 15 miles, drowning homes and villages that once dotted the region.