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Alvaro Cyclone

Alvaro Cyclone mind map
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First cyclone of 2024
Landfall on January 1
When
Formed December 30-31, 2023
Made landfall January 1, 2024
Why
Natural climatic event
What
Strong winds
Heavy rains
Named Alvaro
Where
Madagascar
Morombe landfall
Mozambique Channel origin
Who
Madagascar affected
World Meteorological Organization involved
How
Tracked eastward
389 km southwest of Antananarivo
Significance
Early warning importance highlighted
Challenges
Over 16,000 affected
8,400 displaced
5 deaths reported
Inadequate early warning systems
Way Forward
Need for disaster preparedness
Effective mitigation measures required
Flood forecasting improvement
Early warning capacity strengthening

Cyclone Alvaro, the first of 2024, made landfall in Morombe, Madagascar, on January 1. Originating in the Mozambique Channel, it brought strong winds and heavy rain, affecting over 16,000 people, displacing 8,400, and causing at least 5 deaths. Regions like Atsimo-Andrefana, Haute Matsiatra, and Menabe were severely hit. The cyclone highlighted Madagascar’s vulnerability to climate-related disasters and underscored the need for more robust early warning systems and disaster preparedness, particularly in areas prone to flooding and severe weather.

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