A deadly cyclone that hit southern Africa left extensive flooding that looked like “inland oceans” in images from space taken just days after the storm made landfall.

Sentinel-1, a satellite mission that’s part of the European Union’s Earth-observation program, Copernicus, captured imagery on March 19 that showed far-reaching floodwaters around Mozambique’s town of Beira on the coast of the Indian Ocean.

Cyclone Idai could turn out to be “one of the worst weather-related disasters” in the Southern Hemisphere, said Clare Nullis, spokesperson for the World Meteorological Organization.

In Mozambique, at least 1,000 people are feared dead and tens of thousands have lost their homes, according to the United Nations, after the cyclone made landfall on March 14, bringing heavy rainfall, a storm surge and strong winds of up

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