Overall Red alert Tropical Cyclone for IDAI-19
in Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Miscellaneous (French) Indian Ocean Islands

Event summary

Tropical Cyclone IDAI-19 can have a high humanitarian impact based on the maximum sustained wind speed, exposed population and vulnerability.

GDACS ID TC 1000552
Name IDAI-19
Glide number: TC-2019-000021-MOZ
From - To 09 Mar - 23 Mar
Exposed countries Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Miscellaneous (French) Indian Ocean Islands
Exposed population 1.9 million in Category 1 or higher
Maximum wind speed 194 km/h, Category 3
Maximum storm surge 2.3 m (14 Mar 21:00 UTC)
Vulnerability High (Mozambique)


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  Wind Storm surge Rainfall GDACS score
GDACS 194 km/h 2.3 m n.a. 2.5
Single TC: maximum expected impact (wind, storm surge, rainfall)
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Latest media headlines

Articles: 1158 | About casualties: 217 | Last hour: 0

UN makes urgent appeal to help victims of Mozambique cycloneMon, 25 Mar 2019 19:09:00 +0100.

A World Food Programme (WFP) helicopter takes off, in Beira, Mozambique, Friday, March 22, 2019. A week after Cyclone Idai hit coastal Mozambique and swept across the country to Zimbabwe, its death, destruction and flooding continues to gro
10 jours après le cyclone Idai : que font les équipes MSF ?Mon, 25 Mar 2019 19:01:00 +0100.

Réponse MSF au Zimbabwe. MSF continue de dispenser des consultations et de fournir du matériel médical dans le centre de transit installé en périphérie de la ville de Chimanimani. Depuis qu’une équipe MSF a pu accéder à Chimanimani jeudi de
1:20 Angola Sends Two Other Helicopters with Aid to MozambiqueMon, 25 Mar 2019 19:00:00 +0100.

25 de marzo de 2019, 13:20 Luanda, Mar 25 (Prensa Latina) Angola sent Monday two helicopters with troops specialized in rescuing people in hard-to-reach areas to support recovery efforts after Hurricane Idai in Mozambique. The announcement
Mozambique: Emergency Humanitarian Aid Sent by Morocco to Mozambique o ... Mon, 25 Mar 2019 18:44:00 +0100.

Emergency humanitarian aid, sent by Morocco on high instructions from HM King Mohammed VI to the Republic of Mozambique after the recent hurricane Idai that struck the country, arrived Sunday in the city of Beira (east). Delivered to Mozamb

Estimated casualties (PAGER)

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Exposed population

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: UNOSAT (1), EMSR (2), JRC (61), (2), DesInventar (1), BOM (1), JTWC (1), NASA (1), NOAA (2), OCHA (1), TRMM (1), Unisys (1), WMO (1), INFORM (2),