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15 Mar 1994 description


DHA GENEVA 94/0075

MADAGASCAR - CYCLONE LITANNE
DHA GENEVA ALERT
15 MARCH 1994

1. UN RESIDENT COORDINATOR/DHA REPRESENTATIVE REPORTING INTENSE TROPICAL CYCLONE LITANNE, MOVING IN WEST/SOUTHWEST DIRECTION, APPROACHING CENTRAL EAST COAST OF MADAGASCAR. IF IT MAINTAINS ITS DIRECTION IT WILL IMPACT BETWEEN THE TOWNS BRICKAVILLE AND VATOMANDRY TONIGHT AND CROSS THE ISLAND LEAVING VIA TAMAMBAO - MANAMPOTSY.

2. CYCLONE INTENSITY IS T6, WINDSPEED 170 KM/H WITH GUSTS OF 284 KM/H, DIAMETER 400 KM. CONSIDERED DANGEROUS BECAUSE OF ITS DEGREE OF CONCENTRATION.