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07 Jan 1987 description


UNDRO 87/0024

MADAGASCAR - TORRENTIAL RAINS
INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
07 JANUARY 1987

SITUATION

1. OVER LAST 10 DAYS HEAVY RAINS LINKED TO CYCLONE HAVE FLOODED SEVERAL RICE-PRODUCING AREAS.

2. SITUATION MOST SERIOUS ANTANANARIVO AND SURROUNDINGS. RICE FIELDS AND HOUSES INUNDATED, DIKE ROAD CLOSED, 15,000 PEOPLE HOMELESS. LOCAL AUTHORITIES AND RED CROSS ACTIVE.

3. RICE FIELDS IN AMBATOLAMPY-ANTSIRABE AREA ALSO FLOODED. CONSEQUENCES FOR HARVEST DEPEND ON HOW LONG RICE REMAINS UNDER WATER.