With Idai moving into Mozambique, people across the border in Malawi are also bracing for the effects of the storm. Severe flooding there over the past eight days has already killed at least 56 people and left nearly 100,000 displaced.
Cyclone Idai swept through Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe causing devastating floods and affecting hundreds of thousands of people. More rains are expected as rescue teams struggle to reach survivors and bring in aid.
About half a million people in the city of Beira were cut off as cyclone Idai made landfall late Thursday. The deadly disaster hits after a week of flooding left 126 people dead across the region.
Thousands of people remain without food or shelter days after the storm made landfall on the coast of Mozambique. As communities struggle with the scale of loss, neighboring countries have pledged humanitarian support.
Mozambique's president has described Idai's aftermath as "a real disaster of great proportions." He has spoken of flying over submerged villages and seeing bodies floating in the floodwaters.
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