Disasters
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More cyclone misery in Mozambique

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 4/29/19, 10:27 am

A second cyclone in Mozambique killed at least 38 people, officials said Monday, as rising floodwaters left more than 160,000 people at risk. Cyclone Kenneth made landfall in the northeastern city of Pemba in Cabo Delgado province on Thursday with sustained winds of 136 mph. The United Nations said rainfall from the slow-moving cyclone could total more than 23.6 inches, nearly double the amount that flooded the port city of Beira during Cyclone Idai in mid-March.

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Cyclone batters Mozambique again

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 4/26/19, 11:33 am

Another cyclone made landfall in northern Mozambique on Thursday, just six weeks after Cyclone Idai raged through the central part of the country. Cyclone Kenneth struck north of the city of Pemba with sustained winds of 136 miles per hour, the Joint Typhoon Warning Center said. It is expected to bring heavy rains and flooding across northeastern Mozambique. At least three people have died. The storm already hit the Indian Ocean island nation of Comoros, where it killed at least three people and damaged houses and infrastructure. Officials in southern Tanzania remain on alert.

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Deadly earthquakes shake Philippines

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 4/23/19, 11:22 am

A 6.4 magnitude earthquake rocked the central Philippines on Tuesday, one day after another quake killed at least 16 people. Schools and offices in San Julian in Eastern Samar province suspended activities and officials cut off power as a precaution. No deaths were immediately reported in Tuesday’s quake. Monday’s quake struck near the town of Bodega on the Philippine island of Luzon. It brought down a supermarket and damaged other buildings, including an international airport terminal. Rescue workers searched the rubble for any survivors overnight.

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