Two cyclones at once

HoverAid have operated along the Zambezi following cyclones in previous years, most notably with Oxfam in 2007, and World Vision during the massive floods in 2000 which affected over half a million people. HoverAid currently has three hovercraft based in Madagascar, where eyes are currently turning to Tropical Cyclone Ethel which is moving towards the…

Cyclone Chanda hits Madagascar

HoverAid is watching the situation closely and already has plans for a team to head south into the affected area. This is the first major storm of this year’s cyclone season and unusually the storm has come from the Mozambique channel and landed on the lower and poorer Western low plateau. HoverAid currently has three…

Category Three Bingiza Hits Madagascar

Source Jeff Masters, Weather Underground: Recent microwave imagery from NASA’s TRMM satellite shows that Bingza had a large region of heavy rains of 0.4 – 0.7 inches per hour in the eyewall and inner spiral bands at landfall. Rainfall amounts of up to 8 inches are being predicted along Bingza’s path over northern Madagascar for the coming 24 hours…

Category Three Cyclone Heads for Madagascar

We are monitoring the situation as we expect the cyclone will cross the north of the country and drop significant amounts of rainfall on the North Western Manambolo system where we have a hovercraft stationed. Floods in Mozambique are imminent too and the cyclone season is likley to affect the mainland in the coming weeks,…