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Madagascar - Tropical Cyclone ENAWO - ECHO Daily Map│08/03/2017

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• Tropical Cyclone ENAWO continued moving towards north-eastern areas of Madagascar, strengthening. On 7 March morning, it made landfall over Antalaha district, near Antalaha city, as an intense Tropical Cyclone, with a maximum sustained wind speed of 210-230 km/h.
After the landfall it started moving over land, weakening.

• Over the next 24 hours, it is forecast to continue moving south, weakening. Heavy rain and strong winds will continue to affect northern, central and southeastern Madagascar as a result. As of 8 March at 7.00 UTC, Meteo Madagascar has issued a Red Alert in the regions of Diana, Sava, Sofia, Analanjirofo, Alaotra-Mangoro, Atsinanana, Boeny, Betsiboka, Analamanga, Itasy, Bongolava, and Vakinankaratra.

• As of 8 March at 7.00 UTC, local media reported at least 3 deaths in Maroantsetra municipality and Mananara Nord (Analanjirofo), at least 6 injuries, and 500 people displaced in Analanjirofo. Local media also reported damaged houses and traffic disruptions.