More than 170 000 people in Mozambique have been affected since the storm made landfall late on Wednesday and according to The National Institute of Disaster Management (18 February 2017) 55 people injured, four were in critical condition and 7 causalities have been reported. The popular Guinjata Dive Centre in the Inhambane district of Mozambique was destroyed when Cyclone Dineo hit the area, bringing heavy winds and rainfall
The South African Weather Service warned citizens that Cyclone Dineo poses a threat and heavy rainfall and flooding are to be expected as it is headed inland toward Kruger National Park, the country’s premier safari destination. The risk of flooding was particularly severe along the banks of the lower Limpopo and Olifants rivers because they flow through southern Mozambique towards the floodplain region adjoining Xai-Xai in the south of the country. Heavy thunderstorms have also been noted in Eastern parts of Namibia as well as southern parts of Zimbabwe with sustained heavy winds and torrential rains.