Tropical Storm Dando, a category one storm with associated winds (up to 70km/h) and moderate to heavy rainfall, hit southern Mozambique on 17 Jan 2012 and caused flooding and damage to houses and schools in the provinces of Maputo, Gaza and Inhambane. Heavy rainfall in South Africa and Swaziland caused a steady increase of water levels in the Maputo, Umbeluzi and Incomati Basins, flooding low-lying areas in Magude and Chokwe. (Office of the Resident Coordinator, 20 Jan 2012)
Cyclone Funso, a powerful Category 4 storm that moved slowly through the Mozambican Channel between 19-28 Jan 2012, caused heavy rains and flooding in southern Malawi along the Mozambican border, forcing 5,000 people to flee their homes. (AFP, 25 Jan 2012)
With no new cases of flooding reported in weeks, the combined impact of tropical storms Dando, Funso and Irina in Mozambique was as follow: 44 deaths, with 108,048 people (25,880 households) affected. An estimated 28,000 homes were destroyed, damaged or flooded, 735 classrooms and 31 health units damaged and 140,538 ha of crops affected, of which 41,979 ha were totally lost. The focus shifted to early recovery activities. (OCHA, 5 Apr 2012)
In southern Malawi, the situation normalized and the majority of displaced had returned to their homes. However, around 4,328 people were still displaced in ad hoc shelter sites. Small to medium scale flooding continued to occur across the country. As of 12 Mar 2012 , an estimated total of 18,484 households (92,420 people) have been affected to some extent by storms and floods. (OCHA, 5 Apr 2012)
Regionally, 553,773 people were affected by floods and storms this rainfall season.
The flood response in Comoros is moving towards the early recovery phase.
While the harvest season is progressing well, serious pockets of food insecurity persist.
In Angola, an estimated 366,780 households (1,833,900 people) are expected to be affected by drought, with 533,000 children under age 5 that could be affected by various levels of malnutrition.
On March 2, 2012, tropical storrn Irina struck Madagascar at about 00.00 GMT and is forecasted to hit Mozamboque as a tropical Cyclone about 20:00 GMT on March 3. According to data supplied by the US Navy and Air Force Joint Typhoon Worning Cenrer, the point of landfall will be near 24.9 S, 35.7 E. Irina is expected to bring 1-minute maximum sustained winds to the region of around 129 km/h (80 mph). The storm is expected to cause heavy rain and flash flooding in Mozambique, and storm surges generally between 1.2 and 1.5 metres (4-5 feet).
On January 16, 2012, Mozambique’s coast was hit by the tropical depression “Dando” followed by cyclone “Funso”. With wind speeds up to 220 km/h and torrential rains the storms have caused severe damages and floods.
About 13,000 people as well as communication and infrastructure along the coast have been affected.
On January 16, 2012, Mozambique's coast was hit by the tropical depression "Dando" followed by cyclone "Funso". With wind speeds up to 220 km/h and torrential rains the storms have caused severe damages and floods.