Earth News: Madagascar
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Feb 19, 2007
Nearly 25,000 people are in need of humanitarian aid after a series of floods in Madagascar, while another tropical storm (Favio) threatens the island's southwest region. Rising flood waters have covered houses, cut off main roads, and destroyed an estimated 200,000 tonnes of rice on the world's fourth-largest island. So far this cyclone season - which usually lasts between November and March - six cyclones have hit Madadgascar, the worst of which were Bondo and Clovis in January.
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