Cyclone Kenneth is about to pummel Mozambique

Cyclone Kenneth is about to pummel Mozambique

Tropical Cyclone Kenneth continued to grow stronger as it swirled towards the coast of Mozambique, where Anadarko Petroleum Corp has halted all flights to and from its liquefied natural gas site.

AccuWeather, an American media company that provides commercial weather forecasting services, said the cyclone is likely to hit Lindi and Mtwara regions of Tanzania and Pemba in Mozambique.

Cyclone Kenneth is expected to make landfall on Mozambique's coast on Thursday, threatening to flood areas where more than 70,000 people live, according the National Directorate for the Management of Water Resources.

Cyclone Idai cut a path of destruction through Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe - leaving more than a thousand people dead.

The INGC said it would relocate rescue equipment, including boats and helicopters previously reserved in Sofala province for victims of Idai, to Cabo Delgado where Kenneth is expected.

"We are now deploying specialists in disaster response in the fields of health and child protection and water and sanitation to the province", Timme said.

Heavy rains for the next four days are also expected in Nacala, Memba, Erati, Namapa, Mozambique Island, Mussoril and Monapo districts in the province of Nampula, northern Mozambique.

"WFP is working under government coordination and with other humanitarians on an emergency preparedness plan".

Though there's little evidence that the planet is experiencing more cyclones and hurricanes, there is mounting evidence that these storms are growing stronger compared to storms in the 20th century. "The cyclone may continue to intensify even further and it is already impacting the Comoros Islands and it's forecast to make landfall in Northern Mozambique on Thursday night", the report read. Cyclone Idai also roared in overnight, and some residents later said they either had not been aware of authorities' warnings or didn't expect the dramatic flooding that followed.

No rain is projected for Zimbabwe during this period till Saturday 27 April; mostly sunny and warm conditions are anticipated as we enter the weekend.

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