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Flood and Ocean Storm in Madagascar

Thursday, 01 March 2012

Type of Event:
Flood, Ocean Storm
Location of Event:
Date of Charter Activation:
01 March 2012
Charter Requestor:
COGIC on behalf of Bureau National de Gestion des Risques et des Catastrophes (BNGRC), Madagascar
Project Management:

Description of the event

Torrential rain has flooded large parts of Madagascar following the passing of Tropical Cyclone Irina on 01 March 2012.

The storm traversed east-wards across the north and central landmass of Madagascar, with wind speeds reaching 55 knots (63 mph / 102 kph). The storm then moved south along the island's west coast and into the Mozambique Channel.

Inland flooding and some wind damage is expected in the wake of the storm.

AFP reports that 65 people are believed to have been killed in the days following the storm, many of them in the southeast of the island. 



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Sambava, Madagascar
Flood extent observed on the 3rd of March

Source: SPOT 4 and SPOT 5
Acquired: SPOT 4: 03/03/2012
SPOT 5: 21/02/2010

Copyright: CNES 2010 - Distribution: Astrium Services / Spot Image
Map produced by SERTIT