Articles tagged "madagascar"

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Severe plague outbreak affecting large urban areas of Madagascar

Pneumonic plague has been detected in several cities in Madagascar, WHO reports. This form of plague is highly transmissible (person-to-person) and quickly causes death without treatment. At least 19 people have died since August 27. WHO is concerned that the...

September 30, 2017

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Tropical Cyclone "Enawo" summary and damage report - Madagascar, March 2017

At least 81 people have been killed, 253 injured and 246 842 displaced as Enawo, the third strongest cyclone to hit Madagascar, hit the island on March 7, 2017. Towns and cities were flooded, houses, schools, hospitals and critical infrastructure destroyed. Water...

March 09, 2017

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Enawo makes landfall as third strongest cyclone to hit Madagascar

Intense Tropical Cyclone "Enawo" made landfall between Sambava and Antalaha, Madagascar on March 7, 2017, as Category 4 hurricane equivalent on the Saffir-Simpson scale. It is the most powerful tropical cyclone to hit Madagascar since Gafilo in March 2004...

March 07, 2017

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Enawo will hit Madagascar with powerful winds and heavy rain

Tropical Cyclone "Enawo" is expected to make landfall over SE Antsiranana Province, Madagascar shortly after 10:00 local time (07:00 UTC) on March 7, 2017. The system is expected to reach the coast as Category 2 hurricane equivalent. Winds produced by...

March 06, 2017

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Tropical Cyclone "Enawo" threatens Madagascar

Tropical Cyclone "Enawo" has formed in the South Indian Ocean on March 3, 2017 and is now rapidly strengthening on its way toward Madagascar. Although the exact location is still unknown, it is possible Enawo will make landfall over northeastern Madagascar...

March 03, 2017

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Persistent droughts and heightened risk of floods in southern Africa

Continuous lack of rainfall since October 2015 caused a severe drought across the affected portions of southern Africa while persistent heavy precipitation in other areas continues to threaten with flooding, the Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET)...

February 08, 2016

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New tropical cyclone threatens Mozambique and Madagascar

A new tropical cyclone in the Mozambique Channel is threatening Mozambique and Madagascar with heavy rainfall. The system will likely make landfall on Monday, March 9 on the central western coast of Madagascar as a Severe tropical storm (Haliba).According to RSMC La Reu

March 06, 2015

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Tropical Cyclone "Fundi" brings heavy rainfall over Madagascar

Tropical Cyclone "Fundi" formed over Mozambique Channel on February 6, 2015 bringing heavy rainfall to already soaked Madagascar.The system is located near the coast of southwestern Madagascar, about 629 km (391 miles) WSW of the capital Antananarivo.According

February 06, 2015

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Severe floods in southern Africa damaged crops, affected 930 000 including some 300 000 displaced

After a few months late start to southern Africa monsoon season, Mozambique, Malawi, and Madagascar have all received above-average rainfall since early January. Some areas received weekly accumulations well over 100 millimeters causing water levels to increase along th

February 03, 2015

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Severe Tropical Storm "Chedza" flooded Madagascar and affected more than 50 000

Severe Tropical Storm "Chedza" made landfall north of Morondava, Madagascar between 15:00 and 16:00 UTC on January 16, 2015 bringing heavy thunderstorm rains across much of the country. Just a few hours before landfall, Chedza had a maximum average 10-minute w

January 19, 2015

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Tropical Cyclone "Chedza" forms in Mozambique Channel, landfall over Madagascar today

Tropical Cyclone "Chedza" is forming from System 93S in the Mozambique Channel today. Infrared image taken at 16:00 UTC on January 15 by METEOSAT-7 showed the system moved away from the coast of Mozambique and into the Mozambique Channel and was getting better

January 16, 2015

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Weeks of very heavy rainfall devastate Malawi and Mozambique, Africa

Weeks of very heavy rainfall caused widespread flooding which displaced more than 100 000 people in African countries of Malawi and Mozambique and devastated their crops and infrastructure. The number of displaced is expected to increase as severe weather will continue

January 15, 2015

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Very intense Tropical Cyclone Hellen radically intensified over the weekend, Madagascar

Tropical Cyclone Hellen (Southwest Indian Ocean) radically intensified over the weekend and reached wind speeds of up to 232 km/h (144 mph) and wind gusts up to 278 km/h (172 mph). GDACS is calling red alert for Madagascar - this tropical

March 31, 2014

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Tropical Cyclone Haruna spinning southwest of Madagascar

Tropical Cyclone Haruna (16S) in South Indian Ocean, is forecast to increase in intensity in the next 24 hours to a peak of 100 knots, gusting up to 125 knots. Increasing vertical wind shear and land interaction will begin to weaken the system in the next 24

February 21, 2013

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New tropical cyclone develops near Madagascar

The previously area of convection near Madagascar now became tropical storm system (TC 16S). According to latest report by Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC), the system is now located 19.7S 41.1E, approximately 335 nm west of Antananarivo, Madagascar. The

February 19, 2013

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Area of convection developing off coast of Madagascar

An area of convection is developing approximately 425 nm west southwest of Antananarivo, Madagascar. The system is located just poleward of the subtropical ridge axis, near 21.2S 39.8E in waters with favorable sea surface temperatures - 29 to 30 degrees Celsius. The

February 16, 2013

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Tropical Cyclone Felleng moves southward, away from Madagascar

According to latest report by Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC), Tropical Cyclone Felleng (13S) was located 275 nm west of La Reunion and continued to track southward along the western periphery of a north-south oriented subtropical steering ridge, at speed of 6

February 01, 2013

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Tropical Cyclone Felleng close to Madagascar

According to latest report by Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC), Tropical Cyclone Felleng (13S) was located approximately 310 nm northwest of La Reunion, and was moving west-southwestward at 11 knots. Sustainable winds range from 102 to 115 knots. MODIS

January 31, 2013

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Category 3 Tropical Cyclone Felleng formed east of Madagascar

Felleng formed as a tropical storm over the southern Indian Ocean on January 26, 2013, and strengthened into a cyclone on January 29, 2013. According to latest  report by Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC), Tropical Cyclone Felleng was located roughly 420 nautical

January 30, 2013

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Tropical Cyclone 13S aiming Madagascar

New tropical system is forming near La Reunion Islands. According to latest JTWC report, Tropical cyclone  13S was located approximately 590 nm northeast of La Reunion, and is moving west-southwestward at 11 knots. Animated multispectral satellite imagery reveals a

January 27, 2013

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Overexploiting of "charcoal" forests in Madagascar

Madagascar has seen a 10 percent increase in temperature and a 10% decrease in rainfall in the past 50 years, with a devastating impact on the farming and fishing communities, according to the World Bank report. People are facing chronic hunger and high rates of

January 09, 2013

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Tropical Cyclone Dumile moves away from Madagascar, Tropical Depression Sonamu formed in Sulu Sea

Tropical Cyclone Dumile passed over Mauritius and La Reunion and is moving southward, away from Madagascar. According to latest report by Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC),  Tropical Cyclone Dumile (07S), located approximately 215 nm northwest of La Reunion, and is

January 04, 2013

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Tropical Cyclone Dumile approaching La Reunion Islands

Tropical Cyclone Dumile  is moving along the western edge of a subtropical ridge (elongated area) of high pressure. Forecasters at the JTWC expect Dumile to steadily intensify into a cyclone over the next two days. After that time, cooler sea surface temperatures will

January 03, 2013

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Possible formation of new tropical cyclone near Madagascar

According to latest alert warning from Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) the formation of a significant tropical cyclone is possible within 200 nm either side of a line from 13.7 S - 53.3 E to 14.9 S - 44.0 E within the next 12 to 24 hours. Available data does not

February 26, 2012

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Hotspots driving tectonic plate movement

Plate tectonics has been on the curriculum for a while now. Most people are fairly familiar with the theory; the Earth's crust - or lithosphere - is broken up into different plates which move around on the very hot, viscous substance beneath.This movement is driven

July 08, 2011

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Cyclone "Bingiza" destroyed Madagascar

Victims of Cyclone Bingiza in Madagascar were 34 people, injured more than 200 thousand, informs ITAR-TASS. Tropical Cyclone Bingiza "raged for over a week in Madagascar. During this time, 77 thousand people lost their homes and more than 200 thousand were injured.

March 02, 2011

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Six dead, 15 000 homeless in Madagascar cyclone

The Bingiza Cyclone which hit northern Madagascar earlier this week has claimed six lives and left one person missing, with more than 15 000 people homeless and 8 530 buildings ruined. The Indian Ocean island's emergency office said the dead included

February 17, 2011

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Cyclone Bingiza hits Madgascar

The U.S. Navy's Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) reported that, as of about noon Madagascar time on Feb. 14, Bingiza had maximum sustained winds of 98 mph (155 kilometers per hour) and gusts up to 120 mph (195 kph). Image credit: NASA Terra/MODIS

February 14, 2011

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Bingiza reaches major hurricane strength, eyes Madagascar

Tropical Cyclone Bingiza has intensified to Category 3 hurricane strength. It is expected to maintain that strength prior to slamming into the southwestern Indian Ocean island of Madagascar within the next 24 hours. Tropical Cyclone Bingiza has taken on a westward

February 12, 2011