Tropical Cyclone Chapala made landfall in Mukalla, Yemen's fifth-largest city, Tuesday. The storm, which is equivalent to a Category 1 hurricane in strength, sent thousands of people seeking shelter, according to AccuWeather.
The storm has already wreaked havoc on the war-torn country, with heavy rains leading to devastating flash flooding. AccuWeather said that through Wednesday the country can expect to see 6 to 12 inches of rain, which is more than a year's worth of rainfall.
"Chapala became the second strongest cyclone on record in the Arabian Sea," according to AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Jason Nicholls. "The pressure of Chapala was 922 mb, close to the lowest pressure of Gonu, 920 mb, in 2007."