Tropical Storm Chedza in Madagascar
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A tropical disturbance in southern Africa strengthened into Tropical Storm Chedza as it passed over the Mozambique Channel on January 15, 2015. Three CBM partners were affected by flash floods caused by this storm, and we are responding to address immediate, as well as longer-term needs.
CBM partners affected
Three of CBM partners namely Semamo – the School for the deaf in Morondava, the SEJAFA School for the blind in Faratangana and the eye clinic in Ambohibao have been affected by the flash floods caused by the tropical storm. The floods have damaged the buildings, stocked food, beds, mattresses and clothing of children with hearing and vision impairments studying at the two boarding schools. In addition, students and staff are also suffering from respiratory issues. The eye clinic has suffered physical damage to the fence and the incinerator.
- 35 people dead, and 117,181 affected by the tropical storm including 44,389 displaced by Tropical Storm Chedza.
- In addition, 2,322 houses have been destroyed, 200 schools damaged, 8 health centres flooded, and about 1,650 ha of cropland inundated.
- The western region of Menabe was hardest hit, as well as the eastern districts of Manakara, Morondava Miandrivazo, Mananjary, Nosy Varika (Vatovavy-Fitovinany) and Farafangana (Atsimo Atsinanana). Analamanga, including the capital, Antananarivo, is also affected by the associated rainfall.
- The dam in Morondava broke leading to flash floods that inundated half of the town.