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Event: TC Tropical Cyclone
Number: 2009-000019
Country: MDG Madagascar
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Date (YMD): 2009-1-20
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Comments: The west was bracing for the arrival of tropical cyclone Fanele. Heavy rains had already begun to fall over the north as the cyclone moved southwards, causing widespread flooding that left close to 250 people homeless in the Sofia region.
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TC-2009-000025-MDG
Tropical Cyclone,Madagascar: PORT LOUIS, Jan 22 (Reuters) - A tropical cyclone that tore across western Madagascar has left about 2,600 people homeless, an emergency services official said on Thursday. Cyclone Fanele made landfall early on Wednesday with winds of up to 150 km (90 miles) per hour, causing extensive damage to buildings and widespread flooding. "In the town of Morondava, 80 percent of houses have lost their roofing," Dia Styvanley Soa of the state-run National Office of Disaster and Risk Management told Reuters.