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La Reunion, Mauritius, Madagascar – Tropical Cyclone Carlos (GDACS, JTWC, INTNET, Meteo France La-Reunion, COGIC, Local Media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 8 February 2017)

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  • Tropical Cyclone CARLOS continued moving west south-west over the south-west Indian Ocean, slightly weakening, but remaining a Tropical Storm. On 8 February, its centre was located approximately 300 km south south-west of the south-western coast of La Reunion (France).

  • Over the next 24 hours, it is forecast to continue moving south-west, strengthening. As of 8 February, Meteo France-La Reunion has issued an Orange Alert for heavy rain and strong winds, and a Cyclone Alert for the whole island.

  • As of 8 February, local media reported at least 4 000 people left without power, several flights cancelled and schools closed throughout La Reunion.