Tropical cyclone in Madagascar

Tropical cyclone Ava Over Madagascar

Question: Which one of following tropical cyclone knocked on Madagascar an African country based in Indian Ocean?
(a) Evan
(b) Ian (Ian)
(c) Ava
(d) Xavier
Answer: (c)
Related Facts:

  • In the first week of January, 2018, Madagascar was affected by the tropical Cyclone.
  • It is significant that earlier in the first half of 2017 (March) Madagascar suffered from cyclonic storm ‘Enawo’ that killed 78 people.
  • It is noteworthy that Cyclonic storms often come in Madagascar.
  • Recent Cyclone ‘Eva’ hit the eastern coast of Madagascar on the morning of January 5, 2018.
  • Ava’s drenching rainfall caused flooding and landslides which resulted in the deaths of at least 29 people. An estimated 80,000 people on Madagascar were affected by the tropical cyclone.
  • Cyclones become a reason for a severe flood in Antananarivo and the port city Tomasina and the eastern city of Tamatava.

Reference:
https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2018/ava-southern-indian-ocean
https://reliefweb.int/disaster/tc-2018-000001-mdg

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