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Flood in Madagascar

Thursday, 15 January 2015

Type of Event:
Flood
Location of Event:
Madagascar
Date of Charter Activation:
18 January 2015
Time of Charter Activation:
11:29:00
Time zone of Charter Activation:
UTC+01:00
Charter Requestor:
COGIC on behalf of Bureau National de Gestion des Risques et des Catastrophes (BNGRC) Madagascar
Project Management:
CNES

Description of the event

Several weeks of heavy rainfall have resulted in widespread flooding in Madagascar.

It is believed that 14 people have died, almost 10,000 have been left homeless and over 80,000 are affected by the disaster.

Many of those killed fell victim to landslides and damage to buildings caused by the heavy rain and wind.

The excessive rainfall is the result of two storms which have affected Madagascar over the past few weeks. First was Tropical Cyclone Bansi on 09 January. Then Tropical Cyclone Chedza struck the south-western part of the island on 16 and 17 January. Among the locations affected by the flooding are Antananarivo (the capital city), Manakara and Vangaindrano.

Flood extent in Vangaindrano, Madagascar, following Tropical Storm Chedza

Source: SPOT-5 / RapidEye
Acquired: SPOT-5: 20/01/2015
RapidEye: 25/08/2014

Copyright: SPOT-5 © CNES 2015 - Distribution: Airbus Defence and Space / Spot Image S.A., all rights reserved
RapidEye © BlackBridge AG 2014
Map produced by SERTIT

Flood extent in Manakara, Madagascar, following Tropical Storm Chedza

Source: SPOT-5
Acquired: Pre-disaster: 19/11/2013
Post-disaster: 19/01/2015

Copyright: CNES 2015 - Distribution: Airbus Defence and Space / Spot Image S.A., all rights reserved
Map produced by SERTIT

Flood extent in west part of Antananarivo, Madagascar, following Tropical Storm Chedza

Source: Resurs-P / Pleiades-1A
Acquired: Resurs-P: 20/01/2015
Pleiades-1A: 02/04/2013

Copyright: Resurs-P © ROSCOSMOS
Pleiades © CNES 2013 - Distribution: Airbus Defence and Space, all rights reserved
Map produced by SERTIT