Heavy rains brought by the tropical storm Felleng on 27 January 2013 combined with a high tide resulted in severe flooding and caused extensive devasatation to coastline areas and widespread structural damages to infrastructure (roads, bridges, houses) mostly in the eastern areas of Mahe Island
On 27 January 2013, the Government declared three districts, Point Larue, Anse Aux Pins and Au Cap as disaster zones
Preliminary damage and needs assessment estimates that USD 9.3million is needed for response and recovery activities
An estimated 400 households have been affected with about 32 families still diplaced in 5 different sites
The Disaster Emergency Operation Centre (DEOC) in the Division of Risk and Disaster Management under the Ministry of Environment & Energy was activated at 0800hrs on 27 January to coordinate all response activties
Heavy rains also caused flooding on La Digue Island on the 18th of January, and Felleng caused further flooding after dumping more rain on the 27th of January.
Burst sewage pumps and flooded sewage treatment plants in disaster declared districts pose health risk