The area is home to some 200,000 people, and CNN spoke to survivors arriving at Praia Nova by boat on Friday.
One man, Abias Felipe, had arrived from the flooded village of Chikezana after surviving the cyclone.
”It broke everything — there’s nothing left there,” he told CNN, adding that rescue teams had started to arrive in the area.
”They’re starting to come but there’s still a lot of people trapped in their ho
mes,” said Felipe. “They say there’s a lot more rain to come today and tomorrow.”
On Friday 700 survivors from Buzi gathered at the Escola Secundaria Samora Machel school in Beira after they were rescued.
More than one week on from the storm’s initial impact, the U
nited Nations has confirmed 242 dead in Mozambique, with 259 lives lost in Zimbabwe and 56 in Malawi.