India: disaster planning and early warning saved lives

Crucial role that early warning actions and effective preparation activities

In mid-October, effective



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Tue, 26/11/2013 - 08:45




Tue, 11/26/2013

UN-SPIDER Updates May 2013

Bangladeshi Cyclone Preparedness Programme (CCP)

A massive cyclone with wind velocity 62 m/sec accompanied by a storm surge 6-9 m in height struck Bangladesh in 1970, killing an estimated 500,000 people. Following this


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NASA Satellite Sees Birth of Tropical Storm Debby

As tropical cyclone Debby-12 is approaching Florida, the state of emergency was declared yesterday, 25 June 2012.


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Tue, 26/06/2012 - 12:39
Tue, 06/26/2012

NASA Satellites Show Towering Thunderstorms in Rare Sub-tropical Storm Arani

NASA's Aqua and TRMM satellites are providing data to scientists about the Southern Atlantic Ocean Sub-tropical Storm Arani, a rare occurrence in the southern ocean. Rainfall data and cloud top temperatures revealed some heavy rain and strong thunderstorms exist in Arani as it continues to pull away from Brazil.


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Thu, 17/03/2011 - 12:28





Cyclone Fanele hits Madagascar and stalls existing reconstruction work

MENABE REGION, Madagascar, 28 January 2009

– The southern part of Madagascar has been brutally affected by Cyclone Fanele, which hit the island in the early hours of 21 January. A recent World Health Organization assessment notes that over 20,500 people have been affected by Fanele and Tropical Storm Eric, which arrived on the 19th.


Madagascar: Tropical storm Eric and cyclone Fanele

Madagascar: Tropical storm Eric and cyclone Fanele hit the country on 19th of January 2009. A total of 20,555 people are affected with 4,004 left homeless. Ten people are reported dead and 36 wounded. The available data indicated the destruction of 5 health centres and 2 hospitals in Menabe region. WHO is supporting the Initial rapid Assessment with government and partners as well as response activities.

Source: WHO (World Health Organization)


Madagascar: Cyclone damage becomes clear

Madagascar: Buildings have been leveled in Morondava

Madagascar: Eric and Fanele


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