CYCLONE DINEO TO HIT SOUTHERN MOZAMBIQUE COAST WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON

MAPUTO, Tropical cyclone Dineo remains on course to strike the coast of the southern Mozambican province of Inhambane some time on Wednesday afternoon and the National Emergency Operational Centre (CENOE) has warned that the Category Four cyclone may bring high winds of up to 200 kilometres per hour with the likelihood of rainfall of more than 100 millimetres in 24 hours.

Most of the Inhambane coast is at risk, including the provincial capital, Inhambane city, and the districts of Zavala, Inharrime, Morrumbene, Homoine, Panda, Maxixe, Massinga and Vilanculo. Further south, in Gaza province, Bilene, Chokwe, Guija and Manjacaze districts could be affected.

CENOE has advised people living in the path of the cyclone to prepare food and water supplies, and to ensure that all doors and windows in their homes are secured. Those living in houses built of flimsy materials are urged to seek shelter in stronger buildings.

They should stay calm, remain indoors while the cyclone lasts, switch off all electrical equipment, and obey all instructions given by the authorities.

Once over land, the cyclone’s strength is expected to dissipate rapidly, ceasing to pose a threat after Thursday.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK