Time & location
Level of gravity (max of H or M - 6 levels) : 2
Date: 2013-04-15 & 16
State/Province (see map): Island wide
Precise location : -
Number of dead : 0
Number of missing : 0
Number of injured : 0
Number of evacuees : 96
Of the three Mascarene Islands, it is ultimately Rodrigues who has seen Imelda is more closer to its shores. Yesterday morning, while the system still in tropical cyclone approached the dependency of Mauritius, 96 people had sought refuge in 46 shelters open for the occasion. The flights between Mauritius and Rodrigues were totally disrupted.
At 15h yesterday triggered Mauritius Meteorological Services Level 4, full scale alert. Wind gusts to 119 km / h were recorded at Pointe Canon. The time has deteriorated considerably, causing fallen trees and water accumulation. The electricity and telephone networks are severely disrupted. Similarly, planting corn and beans are affected. Several houses were flooded while the majority of the roads were blocked by branches.
At 16h, Imelda returned to tropical storm was located 120 km west of Rodrigues. She kept together.
For 21 hours, Imelda Rogrigues away from where all alerts have been lifted. The grid has been severely affected. The whole island is without electricity, but the hospital has a generator that we did check several times before landfall. We do regret any loss of human life.
The Meeting is expected to be the least affected by Imelda. Our island has remained on the sidelines Sunday just external peripheral cloud bands associated with cyclone. Maurice was however concerned by these bands devices, with rain with locally more than 70 mm of rainfall recorded in 24 hours.
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