Seychelles: Floods - Feb 2014

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Heavy rains and strong winds starting in the early hours of 24 Jan 2014 and continuing for several days resulted in flooding on the islands of Praslin, La Digue and northern parts of Mahe in the Seychelles. The main damage and effects reported were stagnant flood water in the lowland areas on La Digue and several landslides after the collapse of terraced fields/riverbanks. A total of 1,500 people in Marie Jeanne Estate on Praslin, and 2,500 people on La Digue have been affected. (IFRC, 7 Feb 2014)

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