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IBHS Chief Wright Urges Congress to Consider Tax Credits for Climate Resilience

Roy E. Wright, CEO and president of the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety, wants Congress to consider financing resilience. The IBHS chief testified during a recent appearance before the House Ways and Means Committee that severe weather events …

Mozambique Floods Threaten Hundreds of Thousands of Lives After Cyclone Kenneth

Serious flooding began on Sunday in parts of northern Mozambique that were hit by Cyclone Kenneth three days ago, with waters waist-high in areas, after the government urged many people to immediately seek higher ground. Hundreds of thousands of people …

Cyclone Kenneth Grows Stronger as It Barrels Towards Mozambique

Tropical Cyclone Kenneth continued to grow stronger as it swirled toward the coast of Mozambique, where Anadarko Petroleum Corp. has halted all flights to and from its liquefied natural gas site. Mozambican authorities declared a “red alert” in Cabo Delgado …

Mozambique Braces for Another Powerful Cyclone, Just One Month After Idai

Tropical Cyclone Kenneth is gathering strength on a track to strike northern Mozambique Friday, less than a month after a storm came ashore further to the south and killed more than 1,000 people. Kenneth has top winds of 52 miles …

Mozambique City of Beira Tried to Battle Climate Change – Then Cyclone Idai Hit

Long before Cyclone Idai roared in and tore apart Mozambique’s seaside city of Beira, the mayor dreamed of protecting his people from climate change. It would be a huge challenge. Large parts of the city of 500,000 residents are below …

Tropical Cyclone Idai Destroyed More Than $1B of Southern Africa Infrastructure: UN

A cyclone that tore across southern Africa this month may have destroyed more than $1 billion of infrastructure, the United Nations said, as the death toll from the storm climbed to more than 700. After devastating Mozambique’s port city of …

Mozambique Flood Deaths Climb in Wake of Cyclone Idai

Deaths from flooding in the wake of Cyclone Idai climbed to more than 300 as Mozambique’s government battled to deal with the devastation wrought by one of southern Africa’s most deadly recorded storms. The toll may rise dramatically. Almost a …

Mozambique Struggles to Deal with Devastation Wrought by Cyclone Idai

Mozambique’s death toll from flooding in the wake of Cyclone Idai more than doubled as relief workers struggled to deal with the devastation wrought by the storm. The number of dead has increased to 202, Mozambique’s cabinet said, as it …

Mozambique’s Death Toll from Deadly Cyclone Idai Could Top 1000

A tropical cyclone that tore across Mozambique at the weekend may have killed more than 1,000 people, President Filipe Nyusi said, as heavy rains continued to inundate the southeast African nation and neighboring Zimbabwe. “It’s clear that the next few …

Tropical Cyclone Idai Devastates Mozambique, Zimbabwe with Death Toll Rising

A tropical cyclone killed at least 166 people in Mozambique and Zimbabwe, destroying roads and bridges and curbing electricity exports to neighboring South Africa. The death toll has risen sharply since Tropical Cyclone Idai made landfall almost directly over the …