Cyclone Idai ‘might be southern hemisphere’s worst such disaster’

Millions from Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe affected as houses and roads submerged The devastating cyclone that hit south-eastern Africa may be the worst ever disaster to strike the southern hemisphere, according to the UN. Cyclone Idai has swept through Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe over the past few days, destroying almost everything in its path, causing devastating floods, The most devastating in recent memory were in 2000, but these could be even worse. Houses, roads and telegraph poles are completely submerged. The Mozambican and South African military and other organisations are working to rescue people from the air, though many are struggling to get supplies and teams to the region because roads and bridges have been ripped up or have huge …