Intensifying Storm Cheneso isn’t leaving Madagascar

Intensifying Storm Cheneso isn’t leaving Madagascar

Forecasters now say an intensifying Tropical Storm Cheneso poses a continued threat to Madagascar after re-emerging over the Mozambique Channel, with the country’s National Bureau of Risk and Disaster Management (BNGRC) warning of heavy rainfalls, storm-related landslides and high seas as it lingers along an offshore track. The National Bureau…

Laureen Fagan

Laureen is the editor of Africa Times

Storm Cheneso claims 3 in Madagascar

Storm Cheneso claims 3 in Madagascar

The damage may not be over with Tropical Storm Cheneso, which crossed Madagascar over the weekend after making landfall on Thursday. The storm is now re-emerging over the Mozambique Channel but is moving slowly, adding to the threat of flash flooding, heavy seas and storm-related landslides. The National Bureau of…

Laureen is the editor of Africa Times

Mozambique braces for Tropical Storm Chalane landfall

Mozambique braces for Tropical Storm Chalane landfall

Mozambique is bracing for another tropical storm, one that’s expected to make an imminent landfall on Wednesday in or around Beira, a coastal city that bore the brunt of Cyclone Idai in 2019. Tropical Storm Chalane is not expected to have the same catastrophic impacts as Idai, but it continued…

Mozambique mourns as heat, heavy rains complicate Idai response

The nation of Mozambique begins three days of mourning Wednesday following the catastrophic strike of Cyclone Idai, even as the waters continue to rise and a new threat emerges: extreme heat. And more rain. The Instituto Nacional de Meteorología issued an alert warning that temperatures of 38C to 41C (100 to 106…

Beira bears the brunt as Cyclone Idai makes landfall

The city of Beira in Mozambique was in total darkness as Cyclone Idai arrived Thursday, cutting off the power to a half million people who were waiting for daylight to assess the destruction from the storm. Cyclone Idai made landfall with the city squarely in its sights, arriving late Thursday…

Flooded Mozambique coast braces for Cyclone Idai landfall

The nation of Mozambique is bracing for the impending arrival of Cyclone Idai, a powerful storm expected to make landfall late Thursday, in areas just north of the coastal city of Beira already flooded from recent heavy rains. The Instituto Nacional de Meteorología has issued a high-level red alert for…