Tropical Cyclone Eloise struck Mozambique’s Sofala coastal province on Saturday morning, killing at least nine people and forcing thousands to flee their homes, before weakening and heading inland to dump rain on Zimbabwe, eSwatini, and South Africa. Mozambique’s National Institute for Disaster Risk Management and Reduction said that the storm ruined 136,755 hectares of crops, destroyed nine schools and 11 hospitals, while also causing damage to about 17 other schools. It also completely destroyed 1,069 houses, partially destroyed 3,343, and flooded another 1,500.