On 22 February 2007, a category 4 cyclone named Favio struck the central province of Inhambane in Mozambique. Although the cyclone was concentrated in Inhambane, the winds and rains were felt as far away as the Province of Gaza. Favio was the worst storm to hit Mozambique ever.
The country was just recovering from flood devastation and it was feared that Favio would add to the devastation. The cyclone caused vast damage, destroying homes, schools, and uprooting trees. More than 140 000 people were displaced. However, despite its severity, the cyclone claimed very few lives. UNICEF praised the Mozambican government for their quick response to the storm.
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