Cyclone Idai: Thousands in Pre-Digital Era Without Internet or Phones as Death Toll Rises to 750
Cyclone Idai has claimed the lives of more than 750 people and plunged thousands into a communication blackout with the outside world. The Category 2 storm made landfall shortly around midnight on March 15 in the Mozambican port of Beira, with 175 kph (109 mph) winds that brought huge rains and submerged villages as it moved inland toward Zimbabwe and Malawi.