Tropical Cyclone Kenneth has continued to batter parts of Mozambique with heavy rain after the storm made landfall in the north of the country on 25 April, 2019, causing severe flooding. River levels are extremely high and the flood situation is likely to worsen over the coming days, according to reports. Pemba, the capital of Cabo Delgado Province on Mozambique’s northeastern coast, recorded 300mm of rain in 24 hours to 28 April. The UN says the town has seen over 540mm of rain since Kenneth made landfall. Mozambique’s National Disaster Management Institute (INGC) said at least 38 people have now died as a result of TC Kenneth. Four people died when Tropical Cyclone Kenneth passed over the Comoros Islands on 24 April, 2019.
Source: Mozambique – Tropical Cyclone Kenneth leaves 38 dead and 20,000 displaced