While the cyclone did not cause any injuries or death, it reportedly left a trail of destruction after several electricity poles reportedly fell down because of the strong winds.
This was revealed by the power utility company manager who addressed a stakeholder meeting in Mutare and said many evacuation centers had no electricity because of the damage caused by the cyclone:
There is widespread electricity outages in some evacuation centres, the strong winds have resulted in a number of electricity poles falling down, as l speak some evacuation centres in Chimanimani, Chipinge and Nyanga do not have electricity,” said the official, who refused to be named in the Press.
Restoration works might take longer than anticipated because of the bad weather conditions. In Chipinge we have five areas without power supply and Nyanga we have four areas among others in the Manicaland province
Apart from the darkness at some centers due to the damaged electricity poles, the evacuation centers have reportedly been hit by food shortages as the government is delaying disbursing food to the centers for reasons unknown.
A weakened Cyclone Chalane made landfall in Zimbabwe this week after making landfall in Mozambique and Madagascar last Friday