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Madagascar: Tropical Cyclone: 2000/04 Country Information on DRR

Period 2000/04
Country or District Madagascar
Event Type Tropical Cyclone
Human Impact Physical Impact Others
OCHA Situation Report No. 5 2000/04/18
Damage to agriculture and food supplies: The floods have destroyed two-thirds of the rice production. Damage to health facilities:
In 7 communities, the health facilities have been completely destroyed, while in another 10 districts the damage has been evaluated at between 30% and 90%.
Damage to the educational sector: The 120 public primary schools have been destroyed by 95% and only 7 schools were spared serious damage. Unless rapid reconstruction of schools can take place, it may not be possible to proceed with year-end exams.

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IFRC 2000/06/14

OCHA Situation Report No. 5 2000/04/18

OCHA Situation Report No. 4 2000/04/13
There is a serious concern as to the health situation, due to the lack of pure water and the hygienic conditions. In Sambava (80 km from Anatalaha), 13 cases of cholera were reported.

AFP 2000/04/07
Cyclone Hudah ravaged Madagascar earlier this week, killing 20 people and affecting 300,000. The average wind speed of the cyclone was 160 kilometres an hour, but the wind was confined to close to the centre of the storm.

OCHA Situation Report No. 2 2000/04/06
A United Nations assessment team flew to the districts of Maroantsetra, Andapa and Antalaha. In the three districts, 308,000 people (of which 61,600 children under five) have been affected. Preliminary estimates put about 100,000 people in need of emergency assistance, including 13,000 children.

OCHA Situation Report No. 1 2000/04/03
A third cyclone, "Hudah", hit Madagascar on the night of 2 April 2000, bringing heavy rain and strong winds to the north-eastern part of the country, which is still suffering from the effects of cyclone "Gloria". The cyclone crossed near the northeastern town of Antalaha.