Madagascar: Cyclone Elita - Feb 2004
Tropical Cyclone Elita hit the Indian Ocean island of Madagascar three times between 26 Jan and 4 Feb 2004, causing loss of life and extensive damage. Local authorities in Madagascar reported 29 dead, 100 wounded, and 44,190 homeless. In addition 12,408 houses were destroyed while 510 schools and hospitals suffered major damages. Roads, electricity and communications infrastructures were equally affected. (IFRC, 3 Mar 2004)
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JOHANNESBURG, 3 May 2004 (IRIN) - The almost complete destruction of rice fields in Madagascar's northern province of Mahajanga, after a series of severe cyclones, is expected to jeopardise long-term agricultural production, the World Food Programme (WFP) said on Monday.
- On March 16 (Tue), the Government of Japan decided to extend emergency assistance in kind worth about 16 million yen (tents, generators, water purifiers, shovels, soaps and flashlights) to the Government of the Republic of Madagascar, which sustained a cyclone disaster.
Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) alocated:
Appeal Target: US$ 416,908
- On February 27 (Fri), the Government of Japan decided to extend emergency assistance in kind worth about 13 million yen (tents, plastic sheets, electricity generators, cord reels, water purifiers, and short-and-medium-wave radios) to the Government of the Republic of Madagascar, which sustained a cyclone disaster.
The Federal Foreign Office is making available some 70,000 euro from its humanitarian aid budget for victims of the tropical cyclone "Elita". The German Embassy in Antananarivo will use these funds to distribute goods such as foodstuffs and medicines to the victims in cooperation with German and international relief agencies operating on the ground. The rehabilitation of the water supply and damaged healthcare facilities in the region will also be undertaken.
Ref: OCHA/GVA - 2004/0023
OCHA Situation Report No.2
18 February 2004
This report is based on information provided by the Office of the UN Resident Coordinator in Madagascar and the OCHA Regional Office for Southern Africa.
JOHANNESBURG, 16 February (IRIN) - Madagascar has appealed for international assistance after tropical storm Elita killed 29 people and left thousands homeless.
Ref: OCHA/GVA - 2004/0011
OCHA Situation Report No. 1
Madagascar - Cyclone Elita
JOHANNESBURG, 4 February (IRIN) - Four people have been killed and 13,000 left homeless after tropical cyclone "Elita" returned to Madagascar for the second time in a week.
The TRMM-based, near-real time Multi-satellite
Precipitation Analysis (MPA) at the NASA Goddard Space
Flight Center monitors rainfall over the global tropics
Image produced by:
Hal Pierce (SSAI/NASA GSFC)
MAPUTO, Feb 3, 2004 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- The tropical storm "Elita", that returned to the Mozambique Channel on Monday, affected four Mozambican coastal provinces, local media reported Tuesday.
The Mozambique's National Meteorology Institute (INAM) has upgraded "Elita" to the category of a "severe tropical storm", and has warned that conditions for shipping in the central and northern parts of the Mozambique Channel are unsafe while the storm lasts.
Winds of up to 130 kilometers per hour have been generated by the storm.
MAPUTO, Jan 30, 2004 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Over 2,000 houses and other buildings were destroyed by the passage of tropical storm "Elita" across the northern Mozambican province of Nampula on Thursday, local media reported Friday.
The most affected areas were in the districts of Memba, Nacala- a-Velha, and Mogincual, and Nampula city itself, where houses, mostly built in flimsy materials, were either completely destroyed, or severely damaged.
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JOHANNESBURG, 29 Jan 2004 (IRIN) - One person has been killed and hundreds left without shelter after a tropical cyclone hammered the northwestern coastal town of Mahajanga in Madagascar on Wednesday evening.