Tica, Mozambique (CNN)It has been nearly two weeks since Tropical Cyclone Idai ripped through Mozambique, razing buildings and submerging entire towns and villages — but even now the human toll is yet to be fully understood.
The Category 2 storm — which made landfall
in the early hours of March 15 with 175 kph (110 mph) winds and heavy rains — has decimated this southern African country.
Driving away from the airport in Beira, a port city that bore the brunt of the cyclone, it was impossible to escape the sight of debris. As the rain eases, residents are emerging to surveying the ruins that remain and begin their clean-up efforts.