Madagascar: Tropical Storm Eric - Jan 2009
Tropical storm "Eric" descended on the regions of Sofia, Sava, Atsinanana, and Analanjirofo in the north-east of Madagascar at 8 am on 19 Jan 2009, carrying heavy rain and winds at the speed of up to 95 km/h. Landing in the district of Fenerive-Est, "Eric" edged southwards through the districts of Fenoarivo Atsinanana, Sainte-Marie, Vavatenina, Ambositra, Toamasina I, Antsohihy, Mampikony, and Mandritsara,veering off into the Indian Ocean by 2 pm. Approximately 1,000 persons remained homeless with another 1,700 persons impacted to varying degrees by the tropical system. One person died and 24 were injured. (OCHA, 22 Jan 2009)
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Most read reports
- UN GA: Central Emergency Response Fund - Report of the Secretary-General (A/64/327). 24 Aug 2009
- IFRC: East Africa Region (MAA64001) Annual report 2009. 30 Apr 2010
- IFRC: Indian Ocean Islands: MADAGASCAR, COMOROS, MAURITIUS and SEYCHELLES MAA64002 - Annual report 2009. 30 Apr 2010
- TNH: Africa: Coastal populations at risk as climate changes. 20 May 2009
- IFRC: The winning formula to beat malaria - World Malaria Day report. 21 Apr 2009
Item 72 (a) of the provisional agenda
Strengthening of the coordination of humanitarian and
disaster relief assistance of the United Nations, including
special economic assistance: strengthening of the coordination
NAIROBI, 7 May 2009 (IRIN) - World Bank researchers have crunched population, economic, and elevation maps to analyse which countries are most at risk from storm surges, assuming a one metre rise in sea level (due to climate change).
An April 2009 report, Sea-Level Rise and Storm Surges - A Comparative Analysis of Impacts in Developing Countries, reveals "very heavy potential losses.