Tropical Cyclone Felleng - Jan 2013

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On 27 and 28 Jan 2013, the eastern coast of the Seychelles main island of Mahe was devastated by tropical depression Feleng and the island La Digue was severely affected. Approximately 1,000 families were affected by floods and landslides. 246 families were registered as displaced after their houses were either destroyed or damaged. Three months after the disaster, almost all of the families had returned to their original homes or had been provided with new houses by the government. (IFRC, 23 May 2013)

The cyclone passed along the eastern coast of Madagascar, inflicting only minor damage. As of 2 Feb, five people had died and 964 had been displaced. (Resident Coordinator, 1 Feb 2013)

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