Overall Green alert Flood
in Madagascar

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This flood can have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

GDACS ID FL 1101827
Death: 3
Displaced: 7240
Countries: Madagascar
From - To 19 Jan - 21 Jan


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Tropical Storm Cheneso, Madagascar, January 2023Tropical Storm Cheneso made landfall in northern Madagascar on 19 January 2023. One person was reported missing at sea in the storm, off the coast of Antsiranana II district in the Diana Region. BNGRC reported 730 homes were flooded in the Maroantsetra District of the Ananjirofo Region, affecting a total of 2,192 residents. At least 214 people were displaced. UNOCHA reported flooding in Andapa District in Sava Region. As of 21 January, levels of the Betsiboka and Mahajamba rivers were dangerously high presenting flood risks in Ambatoboeny, Marovoay, Madirovalo and Marolaony districts. Local media reported some pre-emptive evacuations. In an update of 22 January, BNGRC reported 3 fatalities, 6 missing, 3,985 homes damaged, 7,240 people displaced and 13,180 people or 3,443 households affected across the regions of Analamanga, Analanjirofo, Betsiboka, Boeny, Diana, Sava, Sofia, Vatovavy. Heavy rainfall was forecast until 26 January. heavy rain also affected the Comoros Islands and Mozambique from 22 January.Mon 23 Jan 2023FloodList provided by Copernicus GloFAS
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