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Flood in Madagascar

Monday, 06 March 2017

Type of Event:
Ocean Storm - Cyclone
Location of Event:
Madagascar
Date of Charter Activation:
6 March 2017
Time of Charter Activation:
11:49:00
Time zone of Charter Activation:
UTC+01:00
Charter Requestor:
UNITAR-UNOSAT on behalf of UNOCHA
Activation ID:
521
Project Management:
UNITAR

Description of the event

Tropical Cyclone Enawo has been classified as the most destructive storm to hit Madagascar in years‚ with winds in excess of 231 km/h, making it a Category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Wind Scale. Aid organisations are warning that more than 700‚000 people could be affected by the storm, but some reports suggest that there have already been fatalities and numerous injuries as the category-four cyclone nears the capital Antananarivo.

Furthermore, NOAA's National Hurricane Center reported that a Category 4 hurricane can severely damage homes and infrastructure; trees will fall and power poles will be downed, causing power outages to last from weeks to months. Consequently, most of the area will be uninhabitable for weeks or months.

Satellite detected waters extent in Antsahanoro commune, Antalaha district, Madagascar

Source: TerraSAR-X
Acquired: 10/03/2017

Copyright: TerraSAR-X/TanDEM-X DLR e. V. 2017, Distribution: Airbus DS Geo GmbH
Map produced by UNITAR / UNOSAT

Satellite detected waters extent and evolution in Maroantsetra area, Analanjirofo region, Madagascar

Source: TerraSAR-X / RADARSAT-2
Acquired: TerraSAR-X: 08/03/2017 and 10/03/2017
RADARSAT-2: 04/05/2014

Copyright: TerraSAR-X DLR e. V. 2017, Distribution: Airbus DS Geo GmbH
RADARSAT-2 Data and Products © MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (2017) - All Rights Reserved. RADARSAT is an official trademark of the Canadian Space Agency.
Map produced by UNITAR / UNOSAT

Satellite detected surface water in Maroantsetra area, Madagascar

Source: RADARSAT-2 / TerraSAR-X
Acquired: RADARSAT-2: 08/03/2017
TerraSAR-X: 04/05/2014

Copyright: RADARSAT-2 Data and Products © MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (2017) - All Rights Reserved. RADARSAT is an official trademark of the Canadian Space Agency.
TerraSAR-X DLR e. V. 2017, Distribution: Airbus DS Geo GmbH
Map produced by UNITAR / UNOSAT

Population exposure analysis of Madagascar following Tropical Cyclone Enawo on 07 March 2017

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Copyright: Report produced by UNITAR/UNOSAT

Population exposure analysis of Madagascar following Tropical Cyclone Enawo on 06 March 2017

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Copyright: Report produced by UNITAR/UNOSAT