Cyclone Enawo Update 6

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We have begun distributing tools for a number of carpenters, so that the rebuilding of houses can begin. The tarpaulins we have distributed have been very well received: these villages are situated on the edge of the rain forest and it rains here most days.

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…

Beroroha Base Opens

The base will house both the River Rover hovercraft and a new Vortex 5 currently being built in the UK. Teams from other NGO’s will be able to use the base and HoverAid will take them to the remote villages along the river. Our community health programme will be boosted by having HoverAid staff permanently…

Eye doctors head to the Mangoky

The team will be treating a range of eye diseases and performing cataract surgery which can restore sight to those who have lost some or all of their vision. The team will be based on the river and by using the hovercraft people from villages along the largest river in Southern Madagascar will benefit. the…

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,…

Mad Medical Safari to Ankavandra

Ankavandra October 2009 Klaas-Jan de Koning, Hoveraid Hovercraft The hovercraft performed as normal. The river was streaming slowly and there were a lot of  sandbanks. The back fingers has to be replaced. We took off the whole back of the skirt with the fingers and took it to Tana. The fuel guages need replacin and…