Thursday, March 20, 2008

Moz tourist town on cyclone alert

VILANKULO, Mozambique - The Mozambican tourism town of Vilankulo was on high alert yesterday following a warning from disaster authorities of a possible cyclone hit.

Mozambique National Disaster management institute deputy director Joao Ribeiro said cyclone Jokwe, which has already killed 17 people and displaced thousands more by yesterday, was expected to hit the provinces of Gaza, Inhambane and Maputo by today.

"We are not sure if the cyclone is coming but it has gone to the central Mozambican channel. Anything can happen in the next twelve hours," Ribeiro said.

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