Tropical cyclone Idai hits eastern parts of Zimbabwe

15 March 2019   Zimbabwe

On this day in 2019, heavy rains and strong winds fell across the eastern parts of Zimbabwe especially Chimanimani as cyclone Idai meandered through the country’s border with Mozambique. The cyclone caused flooding, landslides and rockfalls leading to the destruction of infrastructure, property, crops as well as loss of human and animal lives.

ReliefWeb. 2021. Zimbabwe: Tropical Cyclone Idai Final Report, DREF Operation n°: MDRZW014 - Zimbabwe. [online] Available at: