Tropical Storm “Jasmine” leaves 3 people dead and 7 missing, Madagascar

tropical storm jasmine on april 26 2022 sentinel-3

Tropical Storm “Jasmine” – the 11th named storm of the 2021/22 Southwest Indian Ocean cyclone season – made landfall near Toliara, Madagascar on April 26, 2022, with maximum sustained winds of 110 km/h (68 mph).1

According to the Madagascar National Bureau of Disaster Risk Management (BNGRC), three people have lost their lives, 7 are missing, 56 households or 197 people have been affected and 88 people are displaced in an accommodation site.

Some 57 houses have been totally or partially destroyed.

tropical storm jasmine at 0530 utc on april 26 2022
Tropical Storm “Jasmine” at 05:30 UTC on April 26, 2022. Credit: EUMETSAT/Meteosat-8, TW

Jasmine dissipated on the evening of April 27, after entering the southern Indian Ocean.

Heavy rainfall is still expected to affect southern Madagascar on April 28. Light to locally moderate rainfall is expected over eastern Madagascar on April 29.

While rapid assessments are underway, preventive evacuations are being organized for the population living in areas at risk of flooding for the Districts of Toliara I, Toliara II, Morombe, Sakaraha, Betioky Atsimo, Ankazoabo, Benenitra and Ampanihy, DG ECHO reports.1

Tropical Storm Jasmine on April 26, 2022
Tropical Storm “Jasmine” on April 26, 2022. Credit: Copernicus EU/Sentinel-3

References:

1 Tropical Storm “Jasmine” to make landfall over Madagascar – The Watchers – April 26, 2022

2 DG ECHO – April 28, 2022

Featured image credit: Tropical Storm “Jasmine” on April 26, 2022. Credit: Copernicus EU/Sentinel-3

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