Tropical Cyclone Haruna Report No. 2 (as of 23 Feb 2013)

Report
from UN Country Team in Madagascar
Published on 23 Feb 2013

Highlights

  • Tropical Cyclone Haruna made landfall over the south-west coast of Madagascar on 22 February 2013 as a powerful Category 2 Tropical Cyclone. Haruna made its exit to the Indian Ocean, as a tropical storm, around Taolagnaro at about 09:00 on 23 February.

  • The most affected districts are Morombe and Toliary. Sakaraha and Betioky Sud are moderately affected.

  • On 23 February, Fiherenana dyke burst, causing flooding to a large area and 25,000 people potentially needed to be evacuated. To date, some 1,000 people have been evacuated to temporary sites and 5,000 others are being hosted by their relatives.

  • Initial situation assessments by local authorities and humanitarian partners partially started on 23 February. Reports of significant damage to houses, public buildings and infrastructure are being received.

  • Aerial assessments will be conducted on 24 and 25 February by the Government, INGOs, and UN agencies.