On Sunday 12th March 2023, Tropical Cyclone Freddy entered the southern part of Malawi through Nsanje district after initially making landfall on the Mozambican coast on Saturday, 11th March 2023.
As a result of the occurrence of the Cyclone, heavy rains and strong winds were experienced in 14 districts and cities in the southern part of Malawi namely; Blantyre City, Blantyre District, Mwanza, Nsanje, Phalombe, Chikwawa, Chiradzulu, Machinga, Mangochi, Balaka, Mulanje, Thyolo, Zomba City and Zomba District. The heavy rains and strong winds resulted into flash/river flooding and mud/landslides from upland areas. Floods and landslides affected thousands of households leading to the loss of life of 326 people with 201 missing, 796 injured and over 180,000 thousands of people displaced.
Tropical Cyclone Freddy has emerged as the worst ever in terms of fatalities after past experiences at national level in the past decade. As a result, the Malawi government has declared the country in a state of disaster.
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