Southern Africa has been hit by yet another deadly cyclone that has left many dead and thousands homeless. The region is in trouble as Cyclone Idai rampages through Mozambique, Zimbabwe, some parts of South Africa and other neighboring countries.
Mozambique and Malawi some of the poorest countries in the world suffer from flooding during rainy seasons and also prone to droughts during dry seasons. The impact of this is huge on the already crippled economy.
Zimbabwe has not been spared in this terror as Cyclone Idai showed no mercy on anything on its way. Zimbabwe's preparedness to react to disasters is being tested again following the mine disaster which occurred in Battlefields. The economy is in a recovering state and disasters like Cyclone Idai just add more stress. Infrastructure worth millions has been destroyed and the aftermath will be another disaster on its own. Schools, roads, bridges, electric cables and many properties have been destroyed.
By Sunday morning it was reported that more 31 people had lost their lives, a number unaccounted for and hundreds homeless and in need of immediate help. It's like a replay of the horrible Cyclone Eline which occurred in 2000. Chimanimani which is in the border to Mozambique being the worst hit. The Civil Protection Unit has warned Zimbabweans in affected arrears to take precaution has its not over yet. Parents are advised to supervise young children and to avoid attempting to cross flooded rivers.
A number of helpline centers have been created and people from anywhere are called to find out information on how they can contribute in the aid and donate money or in kind.
MORE SPECIFIC UPDATE SOON.