GENEVA / MADAGASCAR CYCLONE

22-Feb-2022 00:02:14
Madagascar is getting ready for its fourth tropical cyclone in a month, UN aid agencies warned on Tuesday. UNTV CH
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STORY: GENEVA / MADAGASCAR CYCLONE
TRT: 2:14
SOURCE: UNTV CH
RESTRICTIONS: NONE
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 22 FEBRUARY 2022, GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
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1. Wide shot, United Nations Palace of Nations exterior
2. Wide shot, press room UN Geneva
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Claire Nullis, spokesperson for the World Meteorological Organization (WMO):
“The expected intensity at landfall is tropical cyclone category 2 equivalent. We had been concerned yesterday that it might strengthen to a strong category 3 or even 4. That fortunately didn't happen. But even so, the winds are going to be very high, there have been high winds, destructive gusts of between 150 to 200 kilometres an hour, and it's a big storm, so these winds are going to cover a large radius.”
4. Med shot, TV screen showing podium speakers in foreground with podium speakers in rear
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Jens Laerke, spokesperson for the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA):
“Madagascar is set to be hit this evening, local time by the fourth extreme weather events in as many weeks with Tropical Cyclone Emnati likely to add to the damage already caused earlier by Tropical Cyclone Batsirai, Tropical Storm Dumako and Tropical Storm Anna. An estimated 270,000 people were affected by Batsirai, which struck central Madagascar on the 5th of February after Anna hit in late January. So, 21,000 people remain displaced and 20,500 homes were destroyed, flooded or damaged from that event.”
6. Med shot, masked participant in foreground with TV screen showing podium speakers and podium speakers in rear
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Jens Laerke, spokesperson for the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA):
“We are in a race against time to protect those who dealt with the fury of the first three extreme weather events from the impact of Emnati. Response teams have been deployed earlier to support the government-led response.”
8. Med shot, TV screen showing podium speakers on the left side with podium speakers on the right side
9. SOUNDBITE (English) Jens Laerke, spokesperson for the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA):
“Some $26 million will be required to support the Batsirai response over the coming three months. But requirements are likely to rise further based on the impact of this new and dangerous Emnati cyclone.”
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11. Med shot, masked participant in foreground with TV screen and podium speakers in rear
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STORYLINE
Madagascar is getting ready for its fourth tropical cyclone in a month, UN aid agencies warned on Tuesday (22 Feb).

Claire Nullis, spokesperson for the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), said “the expected intensity at landfall is tropical cyclone category 2 equivalent.”
Nullis said WMO had been concerned that it might strengthen to a strong category 3 or even 4, but fortunately it didn't happen.

“But even so, the winds are going to be very high, there have been high winds, destructive gusts of between 150 to 200 kilometres an hour, and it's a big storm, so these winds are going to cover a large radius,” Nullis said.

Heavy rains are also expected along the path of the storm – up to 250 millimetres in the space of 24 hours on the flat and from 400 to 500mm at higher altitudes.
There may also be significant flooding in coastal areas, because of the combination of a “cyclonic swell” associated with waves close to 10 metres high offshore and a sea level rise of about one metre.

Jens Laerke, spokesperson for the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA), informed Madagascar is set to be hit this evening, local time, with Tropical Cyclone Emnati likely to add to the damage already caused earlier by Tropical Cyclone Batsirai, Tropical Storm Dumako and Tropical Storm Anna.

Laerke said, “An estimated 270,000 people were affected by Batsirai, which struck central Madagascar on the 5th of February after Anna hit in late January. So, 21,000 people remain displaced and 20,500 homes were destroyed, flooded or damaged from that event.”

The OCHA spokesperson added, “We are in a race against time to protect those who dealt with the fury of the first three extreme weather events from the impact of Emnati. Response teams have been deployed earlier to support the government-led response.”

Laerke also said that some $26 million will be required to support the Batsirai response over the coming three months, but requirements are likely to rise further based on the impact of this new and dangerous Emnati cyclone.
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