The death toll in the current rainy season in Mozambique has risen to 75, with a total of 45,819 people affected, indicates a report from the National Institute for Disaster Risk Management and Reduction (INGD) sent this Wednesday to Lusa.
Most of the deaths were registered in the center of the country, in the provinces of Manica and Zambézia, with 20 and 18 deaths, respectively.
The rains and strong winds, accompanied by lightning, forest fires and fires also left 90 injured, having caused the total and partial destruction of 4,119 homes, leaving another 3,356 flooded.
From October to Monday, the traditional season of bad weather in Mozambique it also affected 56,930 students and 940 teachers, in addition to 1,917 kilometers of roads.
Mozambique It is in full season of rains and cyclones, which occurs between the months of October and April.with winds coming from the Indian Ocean and flooding coming from the southern African watersheds.
In November 2022, INGD announced that it needed 7.4 billion meticals (112 million euros) for the 2022/2023 season, a period in which at least 2.2 million people are expected to be affected.
In the 2020/2021 rainy season, the country was plagued by extreme weather events, with an emphasis on storm Chalane and cyclones Eloise and Guambe, in addition to other weeks of heavy rain and flooding.
The rainy season of 2018/2019 was one of the most serious in memory in Mozambique: 714 people died, including 648 victims of Idai and Kenneth, two of the largest cyclones to ever hit the country.