Cyclone Haruna in Madagascar

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Type of Event Ocean Storm - Cyclone
Location of Event Madagascar (Morombe, Taolagnaro)
Date of Charter Activation 23 February 2013
Charter Requestor Direction Générale de la Sécurité Civile et de la Gestion des Crises - COGIC - on behalf of Bureau National de Gestion des Risques et des Catastrophes (BNGRC)
Project Management SERTIT

Description of the Event

Cyclone Haruna struck southwest Madagascar on Friday 22 February 2013, and made landfall as a Category 2 storm with wind speeds of up to 105 mph. The storm fuelled itself over Mozambique with gusty wind speeds of up to 95mph as it headed towards the island of Madagascar.

The cyclone’s cloud-filled eye was centred near 23.3 south latitude and 44.2 east longitude on the largest city and capital of Antananarivo, Madagascar.

The worst affected districts are; Morombe, Taolagnaro and Toliary. So far it has been reported that 10 people were killed, 17 people were hurt and nearly 3,000 others were affected and some 1,000 people were evacuated to temporary shelter during the storm.

Over the weekend, the island experienced torrential rains and heavy flooding. The Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) expects the storm to weaken as it moves back into cooler waters of the Southern Indian Ocean.

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Images and/or Image product Delivered under the Charter

Sakaraha
Situation map
Scale: 1 : 3500

Source: Pleiades

Acquired: 26/02/2013

Copyright CNES 2013 - Distribution: Astrium Services / Spot Image S.A. France, all rights reserved
Map produced by SERTIT 2013

 

Morombe
Flood extent map
Scale: 1 : 5000

Source: Pleiades

Acquired: 26/02/2013

Copyright CNES 2013 - Distribution: Astrium Services / Spot Image S.A. France, all rights reserved
Map produced by SERTIT 2013

 

Toliara, south sector
Flood impact map
Scale: 1 : 5000

Source: Pleiades

Acquired: 26/02/2013

Copyright CNES 2013 - Distribution: Astrium Services / Spot Image S.A. France, all rights reserved
Map produced by SERTIT 2013

 

Toliara, south sector
Situation map
Scale: 1 : 5000

Source: Pleiades

Acquired: 17/01/2013

Copyright CNES 2013 - Distribution: Astrium Services / Spot Image S.A. France, all rights reserved
Map produced by SERTIT 2013

 

Toliara, north sector
Flood impact map
Scale: 1 : 5000

Source: Pleiades

Acquired: 26/02/2013

Copyright CNES 2013 - Distribution: Astrium Services / Spot Image S.A. France, all rights reserved
Map produced by SERTIT 2013

 

Toliara, north sector
Situation map
Scale: 1 : 5000

Source: Pleiades

Acquired: 17/01/2013

Copyright CNES 2013 - Distribution: Astrium Services / Spot Image S.A. France, all rights reserved
Map produced by SERTIT 2013

 

Toliara sector
Flood impact map
Scale: 1 : 25000

Source: SPOT-5
Pleiades

Acquired: SPOT-5: 26/02/2013
Pleiades: 17/01/2013

Copyright CNES 2013 - Distribution: Astrium Services / Spot Image S.A. France, all rights reserved
Map produced by SERTIT 2013

 

Toliara sector
Flood extent observed 26 February 2013
Scale: 1 : 25000

Source: SPOT-5
Pleiades

Acquired: SPOT-5: 26/02/2013
Pleiades: 17/01/2013

Copyright CNES 2013 - Distribution: Astrium Services / Spot Image S.A. France, all rights reserved
Map produced by SERTIT 2013