Mozambique: Tropical Cyclone Eloise
Tropical Cyclone Eloise reached the coast of Mozambique on 23 January, with winds of around 140km/h and gusts of up to 160km/h (category 2 tropical cyclone equivalent). It affected Sofala, Manica, the southern part of Zambezia, Inhambane, and Gaza provinces. The epicentre of the cyclone hit Buzi district and brought heavy rainfall that caused Chicamba Dam and Mavuzi Reservoir to overflow. Cyclone Eloise affected 314,000 people, including more than 20,000 people who are living in 31 temporary accommodation centres in Sofala and Inhambane provinces. Over 29,000 houses were affected, mainly in Sofala province. At least 579 classrooms and 86 health centres will need repairs.