Flood in Seychelles
Friday, 01 February 2013
Type of Event:
Flood, Ocean Storm (Cyclone)
Location of Event:
Date of Charter Activation:
01 February 2013
UNITAR/UNOSAT on behalf of UNOCHA
Description of the event
A state of emergency has been declared in the Seychelles following the passing of Tropical Cyclone Felleng on 28 January. The edges of the storm passed over the main island of Mahe, causing floods and landslides.
No deaths have been reported, but three districts were badly damaged on the island, with over 150 houses evacuated.
The Seychelles normally avoid the worst effects of the hurricane season, and President James Michel has called for international help; stating that the country cannot cope with the disaster on its own.