An update on storm Megi in the Philippines. The Death toll reported on Monday, April 11, was 25 people and today we are informed that it has risen to 76 people Reports by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council state that more than 920,000 people have been affected by the storm, hundreds of thousands of people displaced, more than 35,000 were pre-emptively evacuated, and at least 29 people are missing and 8 are injured. Storm Megi caused a lot of damage to agriculture estimated to cost more than $8 million.
Storm Megi recently hits the Philippines taking the lives of many. On Monday, April 11, reports from the Philippines claim that at least 25 have died in landslides and floods caused by the tropical storm. The storm landed on Sunday and sustained winds of up to 40 miles per hour and gusts of up 49 mph. The state weather bureau states that the storm is anticipated to weaken to 28 miles per hour and move back out over the sea on Tuesday.
Tropical storm Megi–called Agaton in the Philippines–brought more than 24 straight hours of rain beginning on Sunday, April 10 when the storm first made landfall. Its sustained windspeed at landfall was 65km per hour, with gusts up to 80 km per hour.
The first tropical storm of an annual average of twenty to hit the Philippines this year, the heavy rains of Sunday have already caused more than 13,000 people to flee to emergency shelters as flooding and landslides began in earnest. Landslides have been triggered in ten separate communities in Leyte so far, with the most recent report stating that 22 people are dead and 16 are injured. An additional 3 people died due to flooding on Mindanao. With a total of 25 deaths so far, tropical storm Megi is still active and directly over the Philippines. Its winds are anticipated to weaken to 45km per hour, and the storm is expected to move back out to sea on Tuesday, April 12.
Severe storms that included at least two tornadoes injured several people, damaged homes and businesses, and downed power lines in Arkansas and Missouri overnight as twisters and hurricane-force winds were forecast in much of the Deep South on Wednesday.
This post is in reference to the “Cyclone Hits Mozambique” post by cpexton. The death toll has now risen to 53 people, as of yesterday. At this point, now 80 people have been injured and around 400,000 have been impacted by this cyclone. Data is showing that this cyclone has destroyed about 45,000 homes, and has damaged 30,000 of them. I don’t know if this storm has been given a category/intensity rating but I wonder if this storm has had more severe impacts due to the type of buildings constructed and building materials used? This storm seems to have been very devastating for Mozambique. Scientists do believe that Climate Change is increasing the intensity of cyclones in Mozambique, and the past few years have been particularly rough for this country with tropical cyclones. Hopefully recovery efforts can be efficient and effective against future storms.
Recently, Cyclone Gombe moved through a majority of Mozambique and was reported to have killed 15 people so far. The cyclone resulted in flooding in the northern and central areas of Mozambique, which was the cause of a portion of the 15 recorded deaths. More than 100,00o people needed to be evacuated prior to the cyclone. Additionally, many homes, along with historic trees, bridges, health units, and
Even as southern African nations assess the devastation caused earlier this month by Cyclone Batsirai, a new tropical storm is approaching as the Indian Ocean region is confronted by an intense cyclone season.
Tropical Storm Dumako is projected to slam into the northeastern coast of Madagascar Tuesday evening. Dumako, the fourth storm this year, is forecast to make landfall near Madagascar’s Antalaha town.
About eight to 12 more cyclones may hit southern Africa and nearby islands in the Indian Ocean before the cyclone season ends in May, part of an increase in recent years of extreme tropical storms in the Southern Hemisphere, according to the U.N. Meteorological Organization.
On Saturday night Batsirai hit the eastern coast of Madagascar with the strongest winds and rain. As it moved across the Indian Ocean it picked up winds and reached at the highest peak 145 miles per hour. It has been classified as a dangerous storm and could cause major damage to the east, southeast and central highlands of the country. Approximately 22,000 people have been evacuated to gyms, schools, and churches as a precaution on the east coast of the country. On Friday the winds caused the electricity to be lost and it has not yet been restored. Throughout the country further inland residents have added sandbags to prepare their houses for all of the rain and winds that are expected. Most of the land and sea transport has been suspended to protect them and others against this storm. Nearly 600,000 out of the 28 million people are in danger of this storm causing a lot of damage to the island.
Tropical Storm Ana made landfall on January 22 in Madagascar. Several Countries in the South East of Africa have been hit hard by Tropical Storm Ana. Madagascar, Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe experienced significant flooding because of the storm’s heavy rains. 91 people lost their lives to Tropical Storm Ana and more than 90,000 households have been affected.
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Tropical Storm Ana, the first tropical storm of this year’s southwest Indian Ocean cyclone season, made landfall over the Nampula Province of Mozambique.
Tropical Storm Ana lost energy after over Madagascar then as a depression picked up more energy as tracked west from Mozambique channel it was reclassified as a moderate tropical storm and but it was starting to lose energy again after making landfall.