Cyclone Idai 2019

Start Date

March 11, 2019

Overview

Cyclone Idai made landfall on the coast of Mozambique late Thursday night, bringing torrential rains, high winds, and storm surge to the area. Officials report that over 215 people have been killed so far by the effects of this storm, but the expected death toll is over 1,000. Flooding and storm damage have isolated many cities and villages, making it difficult for responders to reach the impacted areas and fully understand the impacts of the storm. 

Suomi NPP VIIRS image of Cyclone Idai from 3/11/19. Credit: NASA Earth Observatory

Suomi NPP VIIRS image of Cyclone Idai from 3/11/19. Credit: NASA Earth Observatory

Disaster Types

Latest Updates

April 2, 2019
The Advanced Rapid Imaging and Analysis (ARIA) team at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, created these flood proxy maps depicting areas of Mozambique that are likely flooded as a result of Cyclone Idai. The likely flooding zones ar
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March 22, 2019
GEOGloWS Global Streamflow Forecasting derived from the European Center for Medium-range Forecasts (ECMWF) beginning March 12th. Image Credit: Jim Nelson / NASA Disatsers Program
GEOGloWS streamflow forecast for March 12th, 2019.  GEOGloWS streamflow forecast for March 16th, 2019.  GEOGloWS Global Streamflow Forecasting derived from the European Center for Medium-range Forecasts (ECMWF) beginning March 12th that shows approximately a week in advance the forecasted storm. This is an ensemble forecast and you can see on...