Overall Green alert Tropical Cyclone for DESMOND-19
in Mozambique, Malawi, Madagascar

Event summary

Tropical Cyclone DESMOND-19 can have a low humanitarian impact based on the maximum sustained wind speed, exposed population and vulnerability.

GDACS ID TC 1000543
From - To 20 Jan - 21 Jan
Exposed countries Mozambique, Malawi, Madagascar
Exposed population No people in Category 1 or higher
Maximum wind speed 83 km/h, Tropical storm
Maximum storm surge 0.9 m (21 Jan 20:00 UTC)
Vulnerability High (Madagascar)


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  Wind Storm surge Rainfall GDACS score
GDACS 83 km/h 0.9 m n.a. 0.5
Single TC: maximum expected impact (wind, storm surge, rainfall)
Maximum expected impact (wind, storm surge and rainfall) using different data sources.
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Latest media headlines

Articles: 10 | About casualties: 0 | Last hour: 0

Mozambique: 20,000 displaced by tropical stormThu, 24 Jan 2019 15:50:00 +0100.

APA-Maputo (Mozambique) Mozambique's Institute of Natural Disaster management (INGC) says it has opened five accommodation centers in the city of Beira, the capital of the central province of Sofala, to shelter 18,295 displaced people after
Météo-Boeny – La tempête Desmond sème la paniqueThu, 24 Jan 2019 06:18:00 +0100.

Le passage de la tempête tropicale modérée Desmond dans le canal de Mozambique a entraîné de la pluie et du vent dans le Boeny. Les dégâts sont nombreux. La région Boeny et surtout la ville de Mahajanga ont vécu une nuit et deux journées te
Flooding in Mozambique as Tropical Cyclone Desmond makes landfallThu, 24 Jan 2019 01:58:00 +0100.

Region on high alert as a second storm begins to emerge to the east of the country. Mozambique’s fourth-largest city has been inundated by flooding after being hit by a tropical cyclone. Tropical Cyclone Desmond formed in the Mozambique Cha
400 people homeless as Tropical Cyclone Desmond lashes MozambiqueWed, 23 Jan 2019 13:01:00 +0100.

According to experts, tropical Cyclone Desmond formed in the Mozambique Channel early on Tuesday and drifted slowly northwest towards the coast. Fortunately, the winds in the upper atmosphere were much stronger than those near the surface,

Estimated casualties (PAGER)

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Exposed population

Data, images, links, services and documents

For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: JRC (61), (2), BOM (1), JTWC (1), NASA (1), NOAA (2), OCHA (1), TRMM (1), Unisys (1), WMO (1), INFORM (2),