Posted BY: | NwoReport
Tropical Cyclone “Freddy” is delivering potentially catastrophic amounts of rainfall over the Quelimane region of Mozambique as the storm stalls just 30 km (18 miles) offshore with winds of 175 km/h (110 mph). Over the past couple of weeks, heavy rains and floods in Mozambique claimed the lives of at least 117 people.
- Freddy is now the longest-lasting cyclone ever recorded. As of March 10, it marks 33 days of lasting, since it was named on February 6 off the coast of north-western Australia.
Up to 700 mm (28 inches) of further rainfall is expected near the landfall zone, which was already inundated by Freddy’s first passage over a week ago. Widespread flooding is expected over the entire region of northern Mozambique, and into southern Malawi where over 200 mm (8 inches) are possible.