30 April Flash News
|Post date||Tuesday, 30 April, 2019 - 13:44|
|Group this content belongs to||Cyclone Kenneth|
Mozambique, Comoros - Tropical Cyclone KENNETH update (INGC, UN OCHA, IFRC, INAM, NOAA, Copernicus EMS, media) activation
The death toll and damage in Mozambique and Comoros as a result of Tropical Cyclone KENNETH continues to rise.
According to the National Disaster Management Institute (INGC) of Mozambique, as of 29 April, 38 are dead, 39 injured, 20 720 sheltered in 30 accommodation centres and 168 254 affected. 34 964 buildings are destroyed (2 930 totally and 32 034 partially).
In the Comoros, according to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), as of 29 April, at least four people are dead, 1 750 displaced and 25 000 affected.
The European Commission alocated €1.5 million on 26 April to respond to the resulting humanitarian needs in both countries.
Over the next 24 hours, heavy rain, strong winds and thunderstorms are forecast over northern Mozambique and Comoros and moderate rain over central-southern Mozambique.
The European Commission's Copernicus satelite mapping service was activated on 26 April for northern Mozambique (EMSR354) and for Comoros (EMSR355). Four maps have been produced so far for Cabo Delagado Province.