Madagascar is the world’s fourth largest island, and due to its position in the middle of Indian Ocean is regularly hit by cyclones between the months of November and April.
The last tropical cyclone “Ava” hit the island country off the southeastern coast of Africa between the 5th and the 7th of January, killing at least 36 people and forcing more than 20,000 from their homes.
Now with the help of the Satellite’s eyes its devastating impact is starting to become clear.
Copernicus Sentinels images show in fact one the most affected area, the Tsiribihina river basin, in the western part of the country flooded by the heavy rainfall caused by the storm.
Both Radar and Optical images aim at helping the local authorities in assessing the area which need the most urgent intervention.