When departing 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 subsides, the inhabitants observe the ruins that are left and start clearing up.
Drone material collected by CNN between Beira and the village of Tica has demonstrated the extent of damage in areas affected by cyclones.
The factories were torn apart while the entire aluminum roof of a school building hung precariously.
Nothing in Beira ̵
From wealthy houses built in eye-catching Portuguese colonial style Tropical Cyclone took something with.
Telecom masts, satellite feeds and the Internet bowed to its force. The overall effect was that Idai plunged this thriving port city into a pre-digital world.
However, it is only when you leave Beira that the destructive powers of the cyclone are really endangered.
On the road to Tica, about 80 kilometers from the beaches of Beira, drone material revealed vast tracts of land with water and large trees that broke like twigs.