Cyclone Giovanna has intensified in the last 24 hours and briefly became a Category 4 storm last night.
It now look inevitable that it will strike Madagascar within the next 36-48 hours bringing huge amounts of rainfall to the eastern low plateau, before crossing over to the western side of the country.
HoverAid’s team in Madagascar is already prepared and will be ready to respond in the event that we can be of assistance either in the east or the west of the country.
Two hovercraft have been brought back to the capital city Antananarivo specifically to be ready for flood relief work and HoverAid UK chief mechanic Steve Moody flew out to Madagascar last week to help make preparations.
More news will follow shortly.
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