Tanzanians are fleeing the southern coastal region of Mtwara after Cyclone Kenneth made landfall overnight.
Authorities in the region ordered schools and businesses closed to ensure residents’ safety after warning of the life-threatening effects the storm will bring, the East African reported.
The Tanzania Meteorological Agency (TMA) had earlier spotted the cyclone 600km from the coast of Tanzania’s Mtwara region and reported it was travelling at 160km/hr.
AccuWeather, meanwhile, has said life-threatening flooding could result due to the amount of rainfall expected which may deluge homes.
Some, including weather services, took to social media providing updates on the cyclone;
🔴🇲🇿🇹🇿DANGER: Intense Category 4 #CycloneKenneth to smash into northern Mozambique/southern Tanzania
🌀WHAT WE KNOW:
•Strongest cyclone to hit Mozambique
•Hits in next few hours
•Eye just north of Pemba
🛰 Harare, Lusaka & Bulawayo clearly visibile in satellite image below pic.twitter.com/7L2Qfiqiys
— Gauteng Weather (@tWeatherSA) April 25, 2019
— Legend De Senior (@KemangLeluma) April 25, 2019
Cyclone Kenneth makes its landfall in the Northern part of Mozambique. 3 confirmed dead and 30 000 people evacuated. pic.twitter.com/Nf0DwVleS6
— Themba Nkuna (@Honeyguide15) April 26, 2019
Scenes from Mozambique as Cyclone Kenneth hits.
Thousands have been evacuated from their homes after the storm killed 3 people in Comoros.
Mozambique is still recovering from the harrowing impact of Cyclone Idai. pic.twitter.com/YnjRr4G0BJ
— Samira Sawlani (@samirasawlani) April 26, 2019
— Mo Baccus (@MoBaccus) April 25, 2019