20 March 2019 – Cyclone Idai made landfall in Beira, Mozambique’s fourth largest city, on 15 March (NZST). It has brought continued torrential rain and winds of up to 177 km/h to Mozambique, Milawi and Zimbabwe, causing extensive flooding, destroying buildings, washing away roads and cutting power to the city. The official death toll for the three countries is already in the hundreds, but could increase to over 1,000 in Mozambique alone. More than 100,000 people are still believed to be in need of urgent rescue. If you suffer a travel disruption due to this event, please follow your carrier’s or supplier’s advice regarding alternative arrangements and claim all related costs from them. Already purchased your policy?
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