2 Cyclones in 6 Weeks Approximately 2.6 million people were affected by Cyclone Idai across three countries. The storm lashed the city of Beira in central Mozambique on March 14 before barreling inland through Zimbabwe and Malawi. Reports indicated 90 percent of Beira was damaged or destroyed. Nearly 1,900 square miles were underwater in the region from epic flooding. According to officials, more than 600 deaths were reported in Mozambique alone, with at least 1,000 total deaths in the 3 countries, along with hundreds of others missing and hundreds of thousands of people displaced. Over a million children have been affected by the disaster. United Nations officials say this could have been the worst weather-related disaster in history to have struck the southern hemisphere. Another historic storm, Tropical Cyclone Kenneth, made landfall in northern Mozambique, bringing more catastrophic flooding and suffering just weeks after Idai. Updated 5/21/19.