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TC Eliakim-18 made landfall on 16 March in Cap Masoala and district of Maroantsetra. TC affected the main island with heavy rains and winds especially for Antongil Golf and Masoala Peninsula – district of Maroantsetra - the most vulnerable area to floods. The most rainfall impact is expected to occur particularly at the level of districts Maroantsetra, Ambilobe, Mandritsara, Brickaville, and Toamasina 2. From the first observations severe floods are confirmed Maroantsetra, and to a lesser extent to Mandritsara and Ambilobe.
Bruxelles, le 17 mars 2018
À l'occasion d'un voyage officiel en Colombie pour visiter des projets soutenus par l'UE et rencontrer des représentants du gouvernement, M. Christos Stylianides, commissaire chargé de l'aide humanitaire et de la gestion des crises, a annoncé aujourd'hui une enveloppe de 31 millions d'euros consacrée à l'aide humanitaire et à la préparation aux catastrophes en Amérique latine et dans les Caraïbes.
- Tropical Storm ELIAKIM made initial landfall on the peninsula of Masoala in north east Madagascar at 6:00 UTC, 16 March, it has since tracked south along the eastern seaboard of Madagascar and currently is impacting the area between the towns of Andilamena and Ampasina Manigory with maximum sustained wind speeds of up to 82 km/h.
- Over the next 48 hours the ELIAKIM is predicted to continue to move slowly south, south-east passing over Madagascar's second largest city Toamasina at 17:00 today; rentering the Indian Ocean at around 00:00 UTC, 19 March.
Brussels, 17 March 2018
During an official visit to Colombia to visit EU aid projects and meet with government officials, Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, Christos Stylianides has announced today €31 million for humanitarian aid and disaster preparedness for Latin America and the Caribbean.