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Overall Green alert Tropical Cyclone for IRINA-12
in Juan De Nova I.,Mozambique,Swaziland,South Africa,Madagascarfrom 29 Feb 2012 00:00 UTC to 10 Mar 2012 00:00 UTC
GDACS Event Report - Summary


Tropical Cyclone IRINA-12 can have a low humanitarian impact based on the Maximum sustained wind speed and the affected population and their vulnerability.

Updated: this report is based on advisory number 21: (10 Mar 2012 03:18).

  • Tropical Cyclone Tropical Depression (maximum wind speed of 111 km/h)
  • from 29 Feb 2012 00:00 UTC to 10 Mar 2012 00:00 UTC
  • Population affected by Category 1 (120 km/h) wind speeds or higher is 0
  • inserted at 10 Mar 2012 02:18:21 UTC
  • Vulnerability: High

Extreme Rain

Potential rainfall is calculated based on rainfall observed by several microwave satellite sensors.

The image shows the total rainfall accumulation associated with the cyclone.

Storm surge

The maximum Storm surge height is  0.8m in Manampea, Madagascar. This height is estimated for 01 Mar 2012 03:00:00.


Known identifiers for this event: sh1412 (jtwcId) sh1412 (jtwcId) SH142012 (noaaId) SH142012 (noaaId)

Latest media headlines

Articles: 129 | About casualties: 37 | Last hour: 0

Madagascar: Tropical Storm Irina Claims 72 Lives
Sat, 10 Mar 2012 11:32:00 +0100   allafrica (en)

[IRIN] Antananarivo - Less than two weeks after being battered by Cyclone Giovanna, another violent storm has swept over Madagascar killing 72 people and leaving 70,000 homeless, according to the National Disaster Risk Management Agency.

People and organisations:

Madagascar: les deux perturbations tropicales, Giovanna et Irina, ont tué 111 personnes
Fri, 09 Mar 2012 04:27:00 +0100   french-news (fr)

ANTANANARIVO ,8 mars (Xinhua) -- La tempête tropicale modérée, Irina et le cyclone tropical, Giovanna, passés à Madagascar en février dernier, ont tué 111 personnes, et laissés 332 204 personnes sans abris, apprend-on du bilan provisoire du Bureau national de gestion des risques et catastrophes (BNGRC), reçu jeudi soir.

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Tropical storm Irina kills 72 in Madagascar
Fri, 09 Mar 2012 03:59:00 +0100   nation (en)

ANTANANARIVO - At least 72 people were [[killed]] when the tropical storm Irina hit northern Madagascar in late February, causing floods and landslides, authorities said on Thursday. Three people were also reported missing and some 77,911 displaced, said the National Office for Disaster and Risk Management, BNGRC.

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Data, images, links, services and documents

For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EMM (1), JRC (114), (2), JTWC (3), BOM (1), NASA (1), NOAA (4), OCHA (1), TRMM (1), Unisys (1), INFORM (2),

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