WASHINGTON — Cyclone Dineo has already started pounding some parts of Zimbabwe with sustained heavy winds and torrential rains … Zimbabwe: Cyclone Dineo Brings Joy, Floods to City - allAfrica.com Search Dineo was the first tropical cyclone to hit Mozambique since Cyclone Jokwe in 2008. HARARE - Plan International is gearing up to respond as Cyclone Dineo threatens to cause widespread damage across Zimbabwe. This brings us back 19 years ago when Cyclone Eline hit Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and South Africa in March 2000, leaving another trail of destruction and loss of lives. Gibbs Dube. Cyclone Dineo has already started pounding some parts of Zimbabwe with sustained heavy winds and torrential rains after devastating several regions in. Cyclone Idai: Mozambique city of Beira hit by storm. The storm brought heavy rains and powerful wind gusts of up to 160 km per hour, which led to flooding and damage to agricultural crops in a poor country in southern Africa. In 2017, another tropical storm named Dineo took place in February 2017 and affected the two Matebeleland provinces of Zimbabwe. At a Glance. The cyclone made landfall on today. The deadly Cyclone Dineo which affected most parts of the country is reported to have claimed at least 200 lives in the Midlands province alone, a senior government official has disclosed. News Cyclone Idai: Death toll rises in Zimbabwe and Mozambique. As the country experiences a tropical storm induced by a downgraded Cyclone Dineo, the Meteorological Service Department (MSD) and the Civil Protection Unit (CPU) issued flood warnings for some areas including Bulawayo, Matabeleland North and Matabeleland South and parts of the Midlands province. Tsholotsho district in Matabeleland North Province in Zimbabwe is one of the worst areas affected by the Cyclone Dineo-induced floods that hit mostly southern parts of Zimbabwe in February. Impact. By MINISTRY OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT, PUBLIC WORKS AND NATIONAL HOUSING SUBJECT: INTERIM SITUATION REPORT IMPACTOF CYCLONE DINEO . Two of the city’s five dams — Mtshabezi and Upper Ncema –started spilling last week after hours of incessant rains pounded the region. Red Cross volunteers in Mozambique and Zimbabwe continue to respond in the aftermath of Cyclone Dineo, as the impact of the storm emerges. Millions of people in Malawi, Mozambique, and Zimbabwe have been affected by what is the worst natural disaster to hit southern Africa in at least two decades. It cut off more than 500,000 residents in the port city of Beira, one the country's largest cities. After praying for much-needed rains for years, the drought-prone Matabeleland region is counting the cost of flash floods which have left a trail of destruction On February 14, 2017, Tropical Cyclone Dineo was gaining strength as it moved southwestward over the waters of the Mozambique Channel. Characterised by heavy rains and strong winds, the cyclone is forecast to affect areas in Masvingo, Matabeleland South and southern parts of Manicaland Province. Cyclone Dineo made landfall on the southern Mozambique coast, north of Inhambane and is now progressing to South Africa's Limpopo and Mpumalanga Provinces where residents are … By Khanyile Mlotshwa. That same day, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite captured this image of the storm at 10:45 a.m. local time (7:45 Universal Time), when it was centered just west of Europa Island. From Zimbabwe Red Cross’ initial rapid, multi-sectoral assessment, some 12,772 individuals were identified as being directly affected by the flooding resultant from Cyclone Dineo. In Zimbabwe, heavy rain across the southern provinces has caused serious flooding affecting an estimated 50,000 people. Zimbabwe continues to be plagued by the threat of heavy rain and flooding in the wake of the passage of Tropical Cyclone Dineo across southeastern Africa in the week of 16 to 20 February 2017. Zimbabwe and other regional countries are on high alert for a tropical cyclone building up in the Mozambican Channel which is expected to cause flooding in parts of the country. Rescue efforts began as the weather cleared in Zimbabwe's hard-hit Chimanimani district, where infrastructure was washed away by floods. Zimbabwe has activated its disaster management teams as Cyclone Dineo intensifies and is expected to bring heavy rainfall to Matabeleland South, Masvingo and … Zimbabwe’s Meteorological Services Department has issued a high alert for heavy rainfall across the country until Monday.