More than 270,000 people have been affected by the storm, the vast majority in Mozambique, where over 20,000 people have been displaced and 20,500 houses damaged or destroyed.

At least 23 people are now known to have died, including 11 in Mozambique, four in Eswatini, three in Zimbabwe and four in South Africa. One person was killed when the storm passed over the Indian Ocean island nation of Madagascar before making landfall.

She is Africa | Cyclone Eloise | Beira City under water

Mozambique

Cyclone Eloise has caused damage and flooding and left roads impassable in parts of Sofala, Zambezia, Inhambane and Manica provinces.

At least 163,283 people had been affected, including 6,859 displaced.

The cyclone left more than 5,000 houses destroyed (1,069), damaged (3,343) or flooded (1,500) and destroyed or damaged dozens of classrooms. At least 11 health centres have been damaged and electricity was affected in some areas. Almost 137,000 hectares of crops have been flooded.

She is Africa | Cyclone Eloise| UNICEF Mozambique/Ricardo Franco

Zimbabwe

Heavy rains have caused flooding, mudslides and destruction of infrastructure in Manicaland, Mashonaland East and Central, Matabeleland South and Masvingo provinces.

In Manicaland, at least three people reportedly died in Chipinge District, after they were swept away by floodwater that destroyed about 15 houses in Gumiro Village.

The heavy rains also caused a mudslide in Chipinge and Tanganda, with large boulders blocking some roads, and damages to at least three schools across the province.

In Masivingo Province, damages to roads are hampering access to nearly 170 people waiting to be evacuated in Ward 34 of Village 21, Masvingo District. Some are already living in the open, in urgent need of shelter assistance.

In Harare, the capital city, 34 families have been evacuated to two high schools in Budiriro and are in need of food, hygiene kits, blankets, and other non-food items.

She is Africa | Cyclone Eloise | Madagascar | Credit: Madagascar Red Cross

South Africa

Due to persistent heavy rain, low-lying areas of Limpopo had seen mild flooding and debris, which caused some roads to close. The Mufongodi and Luvhuvu river overflowed its banks. Strong winds knocked down trees.

A five-year-old child in the eastern Mpumalunga Province was killed after he was swept away by floodwaters, as well as a fourteen-year-old boy who drowned in KwaZulu-Natal. Bridges and vehicles were submerged in affected areas as well; the Vhembe District being the worst affected. A mother and baby were swept away while crossing a flooded river in Elukwatini, and a one year old drowned.

She is Africa | Cyclone Eloise | Beira city after the flood

Eswatini

The country had most of its rivers flooded, and several areas are affected. Gravel roads and low-lying bridges have been washed out by rains. The Mncitsini, Manzana, Mangwaneni, Mpolonjeni provinces all reported mudslides and landslides. Over 1,500 people have been affected in the country. Water supply systems were damaged

Moderate-to-heavy rain has continues to fall over the region for the next week.

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