Cyclone Idai to make landfall in Mozambique

Almost 100,000 people had been displaced across the two countries, it said, with humanitarian operations already underway in both and a red alert issued in Mozambique ahead of the storm.

READ: Tropical Cyclone Idai to make landfall on Thursday night

Cyclone Idai also follows Cyclone Favio, which battered southern Mozambique with winds of up to 230 kilometres, uprooting trees, knocking over electricity pylons and worsening deadly floods.

Mozambique has significant offshore liquefied natural gas projects underway in the north, but these were currently out of harms way.

“At this time, given its projected path, Cyclone Idai is not anticipated to impact activity at the site,” a spokesman for US energy company Anadarko, which has a project in the region after a huge gas discovery, said.

An Exxon Mobil spokesperson also said it didn’t have any operations in affected areas.


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Publish date : 2019-03-14 19:29:33

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