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The Latest: Houses collapse as floods rise in Mozambique

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Men carry a mobile shop to safer ground in Pemba city on the northeastern coast of Mozambique, Saturday, April, 27, 2019. Cyclone Kenneth arrived late Thursday, just six weeks after Cyclone Idai ripped into central Mozambique and killed more than 600 people.Authorities are urging people to move immediately to higher ground as flooding and mudslides are feared in the wake of Cyclone Kenneth .(AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)

PEMBA, Mozambique (AP) — The Latest on Cyclone Kenneth's aftermath (all times local):

10:25 a.m.

The United Nations says houses have begun to collapse in parts of northern Mozambique as serious flooding begins in the wake of Cyclone Kenneth.

The U.N. humanitarian agency cites a rescue team operating in a neighborhood in the region's main city, Pemba, where waters in some places are waist-high.

The tweet by the agency says that "we are unfortunately expecting devastating floods."

Cyclone Kenneth arrived on Thursday, just six weeks after Cyclone Idai ripped into central Mozambique and killed more than 600 people.

Mozambique's government has urged many people to immediately seek higher ground. Rain is forecast over the next several days. Nearly 700,000 people could be at risk, many left exposed and hungry as waters rise.

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8:55 a.m.

Flooding has begun in parts of northern Mozambique that were hit by Cyclone Kenneth three days ago.

Mozambique's government has urged many people to immediately seek higher ground, fearing flooding and mudslides in the days ahead. It said at least five people have died since the storm arrived Thursday evening with the force of a Category 4 hurricane.

Heavy rain is falling in the region's main city of Pemba, which has lost power.

Aerial photos Saturday showed several coastal communities flattened by the storm in northernmost Cabo Delgado province.

Rain is forecast over the next several days. Nearly 700,000 people could be at risk, many left exposed and hungry as waters rise.

Kenneth arrived just six weeks after Cyclone Idai ripped into central Mozambique and killed more than 600 people.

In this photo provided by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), badly damaged communities are seen from an aerial view, in Macomia district, Mozambique, on Saturday, April 27, 2019. Authorities have urged many residents to seek higher ground in the wake of Cyclone Kenneth as rain lashes the region. (Saviano Abreu/OCHA via AP)
Community members look at rubble and other items washed close to their doorstep when Cyclone Kenneth struck in Pemba city on the northeastern coast of Mozambique, Saturday, April, 27, 2019. Cyclone Kenneth arrived late Thursday, just six weeks after Cyclone Idai ripped into central Mozambique and killed more than 600 people.At least four deaths have been reported in the city and another in hard hit Macomia district, while residents on Ibo Island say two people have died there.(AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
In this photo provided by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), badly damaged communities are seen from an aerial view, Ibo island, Mozambique, on Saturday, April 27, 2019. Authorities have urged many residents to seek higher ground in the wake of Cyclone Kenneth as rain lashes the region. (Saviano Abreu/OCHA via AP)
In this photo provided by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), badly damaged communities are seen from an aerial view, in Macomia district, Mozambique, on Saturday, April 27, 2019. Authorities have urged many residents to seek higher ground in the wake of Cyclone Kenneth as rain lashes the region. (Saviano Abreu/OCHA via AP)
Men repair a road damaged by Cyclone Kenneth in Pemba city on the northeastern coast of Mozambique, Saturday, April, 27, 2019. Cyclone Kenneth arrived late Thursday, just six weeks after Cyclone Idai ripped into central Mozambique and killed more than 600 people.At least four deaths have been reported in the city and another in hard hit Macomia district, while residents on Ibo Island say two people have died there.(AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
Men carry a mobile shop to safer ground in Pemba city on the northeastern coast of Mozambique, Saturday, April, 27, 2019. Cyclone Kenneth arrived late Thursday, just six weeks after Cyclone Idai ripped into central Mozambique and killed more than 600 people.Authorities are urging people to move immediately to higher ground as flooding and mudslides are feared in the wake of Cyclone Kenneth .(AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
Men carry a mobile shop to safer ground in Pemba city on the northeastern coast of Mozambique, Saturday, April, 27, 2019. Cyclone Kenneth arrived late Thursday, just six weeks after Cyclone Idai ripped into central Mozambique and killed more than 600 people.Authorities are urging people to move immediately to higher ground as flooding and mudslides are feared in the wake of Cyclone Kenneth .(AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
In this photo provided by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), badly damaged communities are seen from an aerial view, in Macomia district, Mozambique, on Saturday, April 27, 2019. Authorities have urged many residents to seek higher ground in the wake of Cyclone Kenneth as rain lashes the region. (Saviano Abreu/OCHA via AP)
In this photo provided by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), badly damaged communities are seen from an aerial view, in Macomia district, Mozambique, on Saturday, April 27, 2019. Authorities have urged many residents to seek higher ground in the wake of Cyclone Kenneth as rain lashes the region. (Saviano Abreu/OCHA via AP)
In this photo provided by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), badly damaged communities are seen from an aerial view, Ibo island, Mozambique, on Saturday, April 27, 2019. Authorities have urged many residents to seek higher ground in the wake of Cyclone Kenneth as rain lashes the region. (Saviano Abreu/OCHA via AP)
In this photo provided by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), badly damaged communities are seen from an aerial view, Ibo island, Mozambique, on Saturday, April 27, 2019. Authorities have urged many residents to seek higher ground in the wake of Cyclone Kenneth as rain lashes the region. (Saviano Abreu/OCHA via AP)
Community members look at rubble and other items washed close to their doorstep when Cyclone Kenneth struck in Pemba city on the northeastern coast of Mozambique, Saturday, April, 27, 2019. Cyclone Kenneth arrived late Thursday, just six weeks after Cyclone Idai ripped into central Mozambique and killed more than 600 people.At least four deaths have been reported in the city and another in hard hit Macomia district, while residents on Ibo Island say two people have died there.(AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
Community members look at rubble and other items washed close to their doorstep when Cyclone Kenneth struck in Pemba city on the northeastern coast of Mozambique, Saturday, April, 27, 2019. Cyclone Kenneth arrived late Thursday, just six weeks after Cyclone Idai ripped into central Mozambique and killed more than 600 people.At least four deaths have been reported in the city and another in hard hit Macomia district, while residents on Ibo Island say two people have died there.(AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
Men repair a road damaged by Cyclone Kenneth in Pemba city on the northeastern coast of Mozambique, Saturday, April, 27, 2019. Cyclone Kenneth arrived late Thursday, just six weeks after Cyclone Idai ripped into central Mozambique and killed more than 600 people.At least four deaths have been reported in the city and another in hard hit Macomia district, while residents on Ibo Island say two people have died there.(AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
Men repair a road damaged by Cyclone Kenneth in Pemba city on the northeastern coast of Mozambique, Saturday, April, 27, 2019. Cyclone Kenneth arrived late Thursday, just six weeks after Cyclone Idai ripped into central Mozambique and killed more than 600 people.At least four deaths have been reported in the city and another in hard hit Macomia district, while residents on Ibo Island say two people have died there.(AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
In this photo provided by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), badly damaged communities are seen from an aerial view, in Macomia district, Mozambique, on Saturday, April 27, 2019. Authorities have urged many residents to seek higher ground in the wake of Cyclone Kenneth as rain lashes the region. (Saviano Abreu/OCHA via AP)
In this photo provided by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), badly damaged communities are seen from an aerial view, in Macomia district, Mozambique, on Saturday, April 27, 2019. Authorities have urged many residents to seek higher ground in the wake of Cyclone Kenneth as rain lashes the region. (Saviano Abreu/OCHA via AP)