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Cyclone Disaster in Mozambique and Surrounding Region [March 22, 2019]   [open pdf - 684KB]

From the Document: "On March 14, a large and powerful tropical storm dubbed Cyclone Idai came ashore at Beira, a low-lying port city in central Mozambique, in southeastern Africa. It featured sustained winds as high as 120 miles per hour prior to making landfall and dumped torrents of rain over large parts of Mozambique, Malawi, Zimbabwe, and Madagascar. Its effects have been expansive and catastrophic--covering at least 1,200 square miles--and it is among the worst natural disasters ever to hit the region. Flooding has limited humanitarian response organizations' access to much of the affected region."

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CRS Insight, IN11080
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2019-03-22
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Public Domain
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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