It had been quite frightening, we had been running in all directions, the water was filled with snakes, recalls 39 year39-year-old Jose after coming from one of the areas worst hit from southern Africa’s deadly cyclone. Jose had been in Buzi, home to almost 120, 000 individuals, and moved to high ground tripping the raging flood waters unleashed by strong cyclone Idai 10 days ago. But soon it wasn’t large enough. She survived by splitting on the roof of a regional administrator’s office, but 446 other of her compatriots weren’t so lucky.
Authorities fear the toll will probably be more than 1, 000 in one of the worst storms to hit southern Africa. Jose resides in Beira, that was smashed by Idai, but had gone to Buzi to visit her mother. She has to check if her husband, left behind Beira, is secure. She talked at Beira port only after landing on a boat from Buzi where many individuals had from the weekend began picking up pieces of their own lives as the water receded and the sun came out. Survivors aren’t just dealing with the immediate needs of food, shelter and health.
Joaquin Joao Chidja, 16, has managed to save valuable property: family photos. He dries them on the roof of a commercial building where he climbed when flooding waters rapidly climbed. Water covered everything. Joao Zakaria, 42, remains by the viciousness of the cyclone obscured by the viciousness of the cyclone that also left a trail of destruction in nearby Zimbabwe, where greater than 250 people were murdered, and bridges and roads ripped apart. There are tons of dead, we can’t actually count”, he says. Zakaria vividly remembers the velocity of the water as it sailed past his place 40 cows and he lost the neighbor.
There was a guy, he’d 40 cows and he lost most of them. Forty. Picture. Everybody lost everything, he says. The father of four, who dwelt by climbing up a tree, remembers the floods back in the year 2000 that claimed 800 lives, saying which was nothing compared to Idai. I’ve never seen anything like this, the water covered everything, he says this, it is new. Back in 2000, there was flooding however, the water covered everything, he says amount only. However this time .the water covered everything, he says. But as the rainbow appears in the sky, more individuals start to venture out pick up pieces of their Buzi, 30 kilometre south west of Beira, to attempt to pick up pieces of their own lives. Some mop thick layers of sand of the cyclone that produced wind gusts of close to 200 power lines which were blown down from the power of the cyclone that produced wind gusts of close to 200 mph. Around 2, 000 people have been spared from Buzi, a town that help agencies feared had been wiped out from the floods.