Almost a month has passed since Cyclone Idai hit southeastern Africa. The storm left over 1,000 people dead and many others missing. It caused heavy damage in parts of Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi.
In the port of Beira, along Mozambique's coast, life is still far from normal. Most businesses remain closed. Many people are struggling to recover from Cyclone Idai.
The cyclone destroyed the home of 39-year-old Maria Muchane. She told VOA that she is slowly rebuilding her life.
Muchane said she put old pieces of iron on top of her house so she could have a place to hide and keep out the rain. But, she says, when rainfall comes, the water comes in.
Muchane survived the storm's strong winds. But she was nearly killed when electric wires and the pole that held them up collapsed. The wires and pole have yet to be fixed.
Across Beira, many wires are still on the ground. They are a sign the city government is overwhelmed by Cyclone Idai.
The storm hit Mozambique in the middle of March, killing more than 800 people. It left hundreds of thousands homeless or displaced.
Some people are starting to rebuild, but those who need more money end up in accommodation centers.
Victoria Jone says she has nowhere else to go because the storm destroyed the house a religious group gave her.
More than 150,000 displaced persons from three neighboring areas around Beira are being sheltered in the city. Maria Joao fled from the town of Buzi. She and others say they are afraid of returning home because of the floods that killed their neighbors.
Maria Joao said that she has no plans to return, unless, maybe she gets a home on higher ground. She said the floodwaters were too much, and the floods could come back again next year.
While some businesses have reopened, many others remain closed. Goods left in storm damaged storage centers have to be moved to safer places.
Davis Simango is the mayor of Beira city. He told VOA that everyone there has a role to play in the rebuilding effort.
We are going to rebuild the city. Your hands will also help to rebuild the city. So I think they will be useful to us. The most important thing as more people you have in the city, more pressure you have in the infrastructures. I am talking about public infrastructure. So now we need to rebuild quickly (the) public infrastructure so that we can support the pressure we have right now.
But in nearly a month since Cyclone Idai destroyed their world, survivors see no end in sight to the many problems caused by the storm.
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If you spit in some countries, you could end up in prison.
2. public infrastructure 公共基础设施
The halfway bus station is essential public infrastructure for transit system to achieve its service.
在港市贝拉，沿着莫桑比克的沿海线可以看到，生活还远没有恢复正常 。大多数企业都关门大吉 。很多人都苦苦挣扎着，想要从伊代的重创中恢复过来 。
这次热带气旋毁坏了39岁的玛利亚的家 。她在接受《美国之音》采访时表示自己正在缓步恢复生活 。
玛利亚表示，她将破旧的铁片放置在屋子顶部，这样她就有了庇身之所，可以免受雨淋 。不过，她也表示，下雨的时候，还是有水渗进来 。
玛利亚挨过了风暴伴随而来的强风，但她可谓九死一生，因为电线和支撑电线的电线杆都坍塌了 。而且截至目前还没有修复 。
有15多万名无家可归的人都是来自贝拉附近的地区，他们都在贝拉寻求庇身之所 。若昂是从布济逃出来的 。她和其他一些人都说自己很害怕回去，因为洪水已经导致很多邻居死亡 。
若昂还说，自己不打算回去，除非回去之后能在地势稍微高些的地方有个家 。她说，洪水势头太猛，而且明年可能还会卷土重来 。
虽然一些店铺重新开张了，但还有很多店铺依然紧关大门 。受到风暴损坏的储存中心里还有许多货物，必须要挪到更安全的地方 。
戴维是贝拉市长 。他在接受我台采访时表示，每个人的努力对于重建工作都很重要 。
我们要重建贝拉市 。大家的努力也会很有帮助 。所以，我觉得大家对我们会很有帮助 。最重要的是：城市里的人越多，基础设施方面的压力就越大 。我说的基础设施是指公共基础设施 。所以，现在我们需要快马加鞭地重建公共基础设施，这样才能负担我们目前所面临的压力 。
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