Tropical Cyclone Haruna made landfall over the south-west coast of Madagascar on 22 February 2013 as a powerful Category 2 Tropical Cyclone. Haruna made its exit to the Indian Ocean, as a tropical storm, around Taolagnaro at about 09:00 on 23 February.
The most affected districts are Morombe and Toliary. Sakaraha and Betioky Sud are moderately affected.
On 23 February, Fiherenana dyke burst, causing flooding to a large area and 25,000 people potentially needed to be evacuated. To date, some 1,000 people have been evacuated to temporary sites and 5,000 others are being hosted by their relatives.
Initial situation assessments by local authorities and humanitarian partners partially started on 23 February. Reports of significant damage to houses, public buildings and infrastructure are being received.
Aerial assessments will be conducted on 24 and 25 February by the Government, INGOs, and UN agencies.