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Cyclone Freddy Hits Malawi, Leaving Destruction In Its Wake

Cyclone Freddy hits Malawi on Saturday, bringing heavy rains and strong winds that caused widespread damage and flooding. The cyclone has affected over 100,000 people and has caused significant infrastructure damage.

Author:Suleman Shah
Reviewer:Han Ju
Mar 15, 20235 Shares445 Views
Cyclone Freddy hits Malawion Saturday, bringing heavy rains and strong winds that caused widespread damage and flooding. The cyclone has affected over 100,000 people and has caused significant infrastructure damage.
Charles Kalemba, the country's Commissioner for Disaster Management Affairs, informed CNN that at least 99 people had died. According to Kalemba, the majority of deaths occurred in Blantyre, Malawi's commercial city.
We have recorded 99 people dead in about seven councils, with Blantyre city as the highest with 85 dead and about 134 people in Blantyre alone hospitalized.- Charles Kalemba, Commissioner for Disaster Management Affairs

Cyclone Freddy death toll in Malawi, Mozambique passes 100

Impact Of The Cyclone

The heavy rainfall and strong winds have caused flooding and landslides in several parts of Malawi. According to the Malawi Red Cross Society, over 100,000 people have been affected by the cyclone, with many left homeless.
The cyclone has caused significant damage to infrastructure, including bridges, roads, and buildings. The electricity supply has also been disrupted in many areas, leaving thousands without power.
The southern area of Malawi is in a "state of disaster" as stated by the Malawian government.
[The country’s President, Lazarus Chakwera] has noted with grave concern the devastation that Cyclone Freddy is currently bringing to most districts in Malawi’s Southern region.- A government press release
Accordingly, government is already responding to the emergencies, rendering urgent assistance to all affected districts, and appealing for local and international support for all the families affected by this disaster.- A government press release
More than 20 people were killed and hundreds were displaced when Cyclone Freddy hit neighboring Mozambique and Madagascar. The storm set records for the longest duration of its type.

Humanitarian Response

The Malawi government, in collaboration with humanitarian organizations, has launched a response to assist those affected by the cyclone.
The Malawi Red Cross Society has provided emergency relief items, such as food and shelter, to affected communities.
The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has also activated its emergency response mechanisms in Malawi to support the government's efforts.
We are still having a lot of rains coming down. We are now experiencing landslides, flash floods and stones rolling down some hills. Because of the weather, rescue efforts are not easy. Some of the places we have to go and rescue people, it’s not easy to get there. It’s tough but we are making sure we do the job that we need to do.- Charles Kalemba, Commissioner for Disaster Management Affairs

Climate Change And Extreme Weather Events

Cyclone Freddy is the latest extreme weather event to hit Malawi, highlighting the impact of climate changeon vulnerable communities.
Malawi is one of the world's poorest countries and is highly vulnerable to climate change and natural disasters.
Climate change is expected to increase the frequency and severity of extreme weather events, such as cyclones and floods, in Malawi and other vulnerable countries.
It is essential to address the root causes of climate change and to support vulnerable communities in adapting to its impacts.
According to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), this storm is "very rare" and its voyage thus far has been "incredible and dangerous."

Final Words

Cyclone Freddy has caused significant damage and displacement in Malawi, highlighting the need for urgent action to address the impacts of climate change.
The humanitarian response to the cyclone is critical in supporting affected communities and mitigating further damage.
The cyclone underscores the need for global efforts to address climate change and reduce its impact on vulnerable communities.
It is essential to support vulnerable countries like Malawi in adapting to the impacts of climate change and building resilience against extreme weather events.
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Suleman Shah

Suleman Shah

Suleman Shah is a researcher and freelance writer. As a researcher, he has worked with MNS University of Agriculture, Multan (Pakistan) and Texas A & M University (USA). He regularly writes science articles and blogs for science news website and open access publishers OA Publishing London and Scientific Times. He loves to keep himself updated on scientific developments and convert these developments into everyday language to update the readers about the developments in the scientific era. His primary research focus is Plant sciences, and he contributed to this field by publishing his research in scientific journals and presenting his work at many Conferences. Shah graduated from the University of Agriculture Faisalabad (Pakistan) and started his professional carrier with Jaffer Agro Services and later with the Agriculture Department of the Government of Pakistan. His research interest compelled and attracted him to proceed with his carrier in Plant sciences research. So, he started his Ph.D. in Soil Science at MNS University of Agriculture Multan (Pakistan). Later, he started working as a visiting scholar with Texas A&M University (USA). Shah’s experience with big Open Excess publishers like Springers, Frontiers, MDPI, etc., testified to his belief in Open Access as a barrier-removing mechanism between researchers and the readers of their research. Shah believes that Open Access is revolutionizing the publication process and benefitting research in all fields.
Han Ju

Han Ju

Hello! I'm Han Ju, the heart behind World Wide Journals. My life is a unique tapestry woven from the threads of news, spirituality, and science, enriched by melodies from my guitar. Raised amidst tales of the ancient and the arcane, I developed a keen eye for the stories that truly matter. Through my work, I seek to bridge the seen with the unseen, marrying the rigor of science with the depth of spirituality. Each article at World Wide Journals is a piece of this ongoing quest, blending analysis with personal reflection. Whether exploring quantum frontiers or strumming chords under the stars, my aim is to inspire and provoke thought, inviting you into a world where every discovery is a note in the grand symphony of existence. Welcome aboard this journey of insight and exploration, where curiosity leads and music guides.
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