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08 Mar 2017 description

Situation

  • Tropical Cyclone ENAWO continued moving west south-west over the southwestern Indian Ocean and towards north-eastern areas in Madagascar, strengthening. On 07 March morning it made landfall over Antalaha district, near Antalha city, with an approximate maximum sustained wind speed between 220 and 230 km/h.

  • Over the next 24 hours it is forecast to continue moving south-west over northern and central Madagascar, weakening into a Tropical Storm.

08 Mar 2017 description

I. Overview

  • Tropical Cyclone ENAWO, Category 4, Maximum sust wind speed: 231 km/h. Maximum storm surge: 1.0m. Main drivers of damage are high wind speeds in the coastal regions of the storm path and extreme precipitation further inland.
07 Mar 2017 description

Tropical Cyclone Enawo was battering the northeastern region of Madagascar when NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed overhead on March 7. Enawo strengthened to the equivalent of a Category 4 or major hurricane and made landfall.

07 Mar 2017 description
  • Tropical Cyclone ENAWO continued moving west south-west over the south-western Indian Ocean and towards north-eastern Madagascar, strengthening. On 7 March at 6.00 UTC, its centre was located approx. 50 km north-east of Antalaha city (Antsiranana Province) and had max. sustained wind speed of 231 km/h.
06 Mar 2017 description

SITUATION

  • TC ENAWO continued moving west southwest over the south-western Indian Ocean and towards north-eastern Madagascar, strengthening. On 6 March at 06.00 UTC, its centre was located approximately 400 km north-east of Ambohitralanana (Antsiranana Province), and it had a max. sustained wind speed of 167 km/h.

  • Over the next 24 hours, it is forecast to continue moving west south-west towards the north-eastern coast of Madagascar, strengthening.

06 Mar 2017 description

This bulletin is being issued for information only and reflects the current situation and details available at this time. The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is not seeking funding or other assistance from donors for this operation. The Malagasy Red Cross Society (MRCS) will, however, accept direct assistance to provide support to the affected population.

The situation

06 Mar 2017 description
  • Tropical Cyclone ENAWO continued moving west south-west over the south-western Indian Ocean and towards north-eastern Madagascar, strengthening. On 6 March at 06.00 UTC, its centre was located approximately 400 km north-east of Antalaha city (Antsiranana Province), and it had a maximum sustained wind speed of 167 km/hour.

  • Over the next 24 hours, it is forecast to continue moving west south-west towards the north-eastern coast of Madagascar, strengthening.

05 Mar 2017 description

◾Tropical Storm ENAWO - 17 has further intensified and upgraded to a Category One Tropical Cyclone with a potential to reach the Category Three within the next two days, mainly affecting the north-eastern coast of Madagascar. Further wind and rainfall intensification is expected.

◾The humanitarian impact may be high based on the maximum wind speed and the vulnerability of the potentially affected population.