Cyclone Kenneth 2019

Start Date

April 30, 2019

Overview

Tropical Cyclone Kenneth made landfall in Northern Mozambique on Thursday April 25, after striking the Island Nation of Comoros earlier in the day. Currently, the death toll in Comoros stands at 4, while Mozambique has had 38 confirmed fatalities. TC Kenneth is a very slow moving storm, dumping extreme amounts of rain over Northern Mozambique. Pemba has already received 22 inches of rain, and up to 20 more inches of rain is possible in the next 5 days. More than 35,000 homes in northernmost Cabo Delgado were partially or fully destroyed by Kenneth. More than 18,000 people have been displaced.

Suomi NPP VIIRS visible light image of Cyclone Kenneth captured on April 24th 2019. Credit: NASA Earth Observatory

Suomi NPP VIIRS visible light imagery of Cyclone Kenneth captured on April 24th 2019. Credit: NASA Earth Observatory