Overall Red alert Tropical Cyclone for AVA-18
in Madagascar

Event summary

Tropical Cyclone AVA-18 can have a high humanitarian impact based on the maximum sustained wind speed, exposed population and vulnerability.

Name: AVA-18
Glide number: TC-2018-000001-MDG
From - To 02 Jan - 09 Jan
Exposed countries: Madagascar
Exposed population: 1.3 million in Category 1 or higher
Maximum wind speed: 176 km/h, Category 2
Maximum storm surge: 0.8 m (05 Jan 12:00 UTC)
Vulnerability of affected countries: High (Madagascar)

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Latest media headlines

Articles: 186 | About casualties: 29 | Last hour: 0

Toamasina 5 jours après son passage
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 07:56:00 +0100.

Toamasina a été la première grande ville victime du passage du cyclone Ava. Frappée de plein fouet, les infrastructures de la ville portuaire sont détruites à près de 90% selon les informations. De très nombreux quartiers populaires sont so
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Farafangana – Les crues happent dix personnes
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 07:23:00 +0100.

Longeant à bord d’une embarcation le fleuve Manambavihy, dix perso-nnes ont été emportées par le courant. Trois d’entre elles ont péri. Un décès qui entraîne trois autres. Un drame a frappé dix personnes d’une même famille, revenant d’un en
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Le cyclone Ava a fait près de 140 000 sinistrés
Thu, 11 Jan 2018 21:23:00 +0100.

Le passage du cyclone Ava sur la Grande Ile a fait environ 140 000 sinistrés au total et une trentaine de morts d’après un bilan encore provisoire. Plusieurs hectares de rizières ont été inondés, et des infrastructures endommagées. Les auto
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eNCA | Madagascar's cyclone Ava death toll hits 36
Thu, 11 Jan 2018 10:20:00 +0100.

File: The cyclone that slammed into Madagascar last week has claimed 36 lives. Photo: Handout / NASA / AFP. ANTANANARIVO - The cyclone that slammed into Madagascar last week has claimed a total of 36 lives, with 20,000 people displaced by
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Estimated casualties (PAGER)

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Exposed population

Data, images, links, services and documents

For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EMSR (2), UNOSAT (1), JRC (61), (2), BOM (1), JTWC (1), NASA (1), NOAA (2), OCHA (1), TRMM (1), Unisys (1), WMO (1), INFORM (2),