Mozambican government downplays wave of attacks - Deutsche Welle
One person was killed yesterday in the town of Chimoio, Manica province, in the bad weather that devastated the central province.
Strong winds and rain left a trail of destruction that by night-fall had damaged two vehicles, with dozens of houses partially destroyed and streets impassable.
Manica Provincial Hospital reported that, by 8:00 p.m., four people had been injured by the storm. At the close of this edition, damage was still being assessed, with the likelihood of more instances foreseen.
Meanwhile, the National Meteorological Institute (INAM) predicted strong winds of up to 70 km per hour overnight affecting Matutuíne, Boane, Namaacha, Marracuene, Manhiça, Matola and Maputo City; Bilene, Manjacaze, Chókwè, Guijá, Chibuto and Xai-Xai, in Gaza; as well as Zavala, Inharrime, Jangamo, Homoíne, Maxixe and Inhambane Céu.
Mozambique is now entering the rainy cyclone season with normal to above normal rainfall forecast for the central and southern zones of the country, at least up to the end of the year.
For the first few months of next year, with the possibility of cyclones is unpredictable and the usual seasonal precautions are recommended.
INGC spokesman Domingos Coane said yesterday that the institution was “prepared to minimise the damages that the rainy season may cause”.Source: O País