Cyclone Idai caused catastrophic damage in Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Malawi, leaving more than 1,300 people dead and 2,262 more missing. Madagascar experienced widespread infrastructure and building damage but only one death. Idai's highest sustained winds peaked at 120mph. The cyclone caused severe flooding which in turn resulted in contaminated water and led to the spread of cholera. The response was hampered by the severity of the situation, damaged infrastructure and limited resources in some places. Total damages from Idai across were estimated to be at least US$2.2 billion.