Tropical Cyclone Idai has left several households vulnerable and helpless in Chiredzi and Gutu after their houses and other property were destroyed by the torrential rains.
In Chiredzi, the affected families said the cyclone has left them desperate and traumatised as some were left injured.
Chiredzi District Civil Protection Department’s Memory Dhliwayo said they are continuing with their assessments and no deaths have been recorded so far.
The situation is the same In Gutu.
On the brink of a devastating drought and high temperatures, communities in the district could never have anticipated the about weather turn, which has become a source of anguish and pain.
They have now termed it Noah’s rain and villagers under Chief Nyamandi relieve the horrors of the night their houses were destroyed.
“All houses at my home were destroyed, we have no choice but to find makeshift places to sleep at night,” said one villager.
Further down under Chief Chingombe, one, Anna Magijo recently moved from her in-laws home as she sought to start her own family home.
The one hut she had built crumbled on the fateful night.
“I have since returned to stay with my in-laws,” she said.
Statistics are still being compiled on the exact number of households affected in Masvingo province.
Roads and bridges have also been destroyed and the remaining ones have become slippery and dangerous.