Madagascar: Tropical Cyclone Felleng - Office of the Resident Coordinator, Situation Report No 01 (as of 31 January 2012)
Tropical Cyclone Felleng, which is passing down the eastern coast of Madagascar, has caused much rainfall since 30 January, but fortunately less than initially feared.
So far no reports of significant damage have been received, although the water levels in Nosy Varika and north of Mananjary require vigilant monitoring.
Four people were killed when a house collapsed in the capital Antananarivo; another died after being swept away in flood waters in Maroantsetra on the east coast.
The Malagasy Government, through the National Office for Disaster Risk and Management (BNGRC), together with the Malagasy Red Cross Society, NGOs, United Nations Agencies and the private sector, have activated the Platform for Humanitarian Stakeholders (CRIC) and are already responding.
As the reported damage seems less severe than anticipated, no aerial assessment will be conducted, and the teams already dispatched to affected districts will support data collection.