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Cyclone in Madagascar

Friday, 23 March 2007

Type of Event:
Cyclone
Location of Event:
Madagascar
Date of Charter Activation:
23/03/2007 18:43 UTC
Charter Requestor:
UNOOSA on behalf of UNDP
Project Management:

Description of the event

Cyclone Indiala made landfall on the northeastern coast of Madagascar with winds of more than 230 km/h on 15 March. After moving inland, torrential rain and high winds up to 125 kilometres per hour continued to cause severe damage. By 23 March relief organisations and Madagascan authorities reported between 75,000 and 225,000 affected by flooding and landslides, with an estimated 15,000 left homeless in the districts of Diana, Sava, Sofia and Analajirofo (towns of Maroantsetra, Antalaga, Ananalava, Ambanja). The rice and vanilla crops were seriously damaged.  

Tropical cyclone Indiala, Farafangana 28/03/2007 Scale 1:200,000

Source: RADARSAT-1, Landsat-7 ETM+, resolution 12.5m.
Acquired: 28/03/2007 Landsat-7 mosaic background image, Radarsat-1 standard mode 23-28 March 2007, showing flood extent

Copyright: CSA 2000-2007, USGS 2001 in the framework of GMES RESPOND

Tropical cyclone Indiala, Vangaindrano 28/03/2007 Scale 1:200,000

Source: RADARSAT-1, Landsat-7 ETM+, resolution 12.5m.
Acquired: 28/03/2007 Flood extent derived from Radarsat-1 satellite imagery (23 March 2000 and 28 March 2007) over natural colour mosaic of Landsat 7 ETM+ images, acquired in April 2001 and September 2001.

Copyright: CSA 2000-2007, USGS 2001 in the framework of GMES RESPOND

Tropical cyclone Indiala, Midongy 28/03/2007 Scale 1:75,000

Source: RADARSAT-1, Landsat-7 ETM+, resolution 12.5m.
Acquired: 28/03/2007 Flood space map 28 March 2007, Radarsat-1 satellite imagery; colour composition of archived (23 March 2000) and post-cyclone (28 March 2007) Radarsat-1 imagery.

Copyright: CSA 2000-2007, USGS 2001 in the framework of GMES RESPOND