Travel Alert: Madagascar [March 1, 2022]

Travel Alert

Recovery efforts are ongoing in Madagascar as of February 28th following the passage of a series of tropical cyclones in the past few weeks. The country has experienced heavy rainfall since January 17th due to a low-pressure system. Tropical Cyclone Ana subsequently transited over Madagascar on January 22nd, causing widespread flooding. Tropical Cyclone Batsirai then made landfall as an intense tropical cyclone just north of the city of Mananjary, Vatovavy Region, on February 5th. Tropical Storm Dumako made landfall in Soanierana-Ivongo District, Analanjirofo Region, February 15th, and Tropical Cyclone Emnati made landfall in Mangatsiatra Village, Manakara District, Fitovinany Region, early February 23rd.

The heavy rainfall and flooding that began January 17th and continued through the passage of Ana resulted in at least 58 deaths, mostly in the capital. Over 100,000 people were affected by the severe weather and 10,000 homes were damaged across Analamanga, Mangoro, Atsinanana, Boeny, Diana, Matsiatra Ambony, Sofia, Vakinankaratra, Analanjirofo, and Itasy regions.

The National Office for Risk and Disaster Management (BNGRC) has confirmed at least 121 additional deaths from Batsirai, including at least 87 fatalities in Ikongo District, Fitovinany Region. Over 30,000 people remain displaced across 117 evacuation centers. The storm has destroyed 8,364 buildings, damaged 4,654 others, and flooded 7,098 houses. At least six hospitals are destroyed and 87 others were affected.

BNGRC has confirmed 14 fatalities associated with Dumako. Storm and wind damage was reported in Soanierana-Ivongo, Sainte Marie and Fenerive Est in Analanjirofo Region, and in Anosibe An’Ala in Alaotra-Mangoro Region. Flooding was reported in areas of Atsinanana Region, mostly around Toamasina. Over 9,900 people were affected by the storm, with 4,323 displaced. The storm destroyed more than 1,200 homes. A bridge in Toamasina II District was also damaged by floods.

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