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.

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. (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. (Saviano Abreu/OCHA via AP)

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.

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. (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. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)

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.

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. (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. (Saviano Abreu/OCHA via AP)

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.

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. (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. (Saviano Abreu/OCHA via AP)

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.

Men repair a road damaged by Cyclone Kenneth in Pemba city on the northeastern coast of Mozambique, Saturday, April, 27, 2019. (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. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)

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