Tropical Cyclone Jokwe is expected to hit Mozambique as a Category 2 hurricane.
Photo: Joint Typhoon Warning Center
By Dan Shapley
Tropical cyclone Jokwe, currently a Category 1 Hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale, is expected to grow in strength and lash Mozambique as a Category 2 storm with 109-mph winds, according to the Joint Typhoon Warning Center.
The storm already swept across Madagascar, which has been slammed repeatedly by tropical cyclones this season. In February, Cyclone Ivan killed more than 80 people there, and made 200,000 homeless.
The cyclone could cause heavy damage in Mozambique, which suffered the worst floods in memory in January and February, according to Reuters
. Tens of thousands of people evacuated during those floods.
Scroll down for a map showing expected path of Tropical Cyclone Jokwe past Madagascar and toward Mozambique.
Tropical Cyclone Jokwe passed Madagascar as a Category 1 hurricane, but is expected to gain strength before slamming Mozambique. / Joint Typhoon Warning Center