Tropical Storm Chedza - Jan 2015

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Past disaster
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From 5 Jan 2015 onward, pressure from the Inter Tropical Convergence Zone caused continuous rainfall, leading to flooding across Madagascar, with the capital city of Antananarivo (in Grand Tana) among the areas that have been worst affected. Tropical storm Chedza made landfall over Madagascar on 16 Jan and weakened into a tropical depression as it crossed the island. Up to 68 people died as a result of floods. As of 30 Jan, an estimated 80,000 people were affected, with more than 20,000 living in temporary shelters through the country, including over 16,000 in Antananarivo. Displaced persons in other regions were gradually returning home. (IFRC, 2 Feb 2015)

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