Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System (Geneva)

2 January 2014

Mauritius: Red Tropical Cyclone alert for BEJISA-14 in Miscellaneous (French) Indian Ocean Islands from 31/12/2013 18:00 UTC to 01/01/2014 18:00 UTC

Photo: Nasseem Ackbarally/IPS
Floods in the Mauritian capital, Port-Louis (file photo).

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Tropical Cyclone BEJISA-14 can have a high humanitarian impact based on the Maximum sustained wind speed and the affected population and their vulnerability.

Updated: this report is based on advisory number 8.

Tropical Cyclone Hurricane/Typhoon > 74 mph (maximum wind speed of 204 km/h)
from 31/12/2013 18:00 UTC to 01/01/2014 18:00 UTC
Population affected by Category 1 (120 km/h) wind speeds or higher is 0.1 million
Vulnerability: Medium

Extreme Rain

Potential rainfall is calculated based on rainfall observed by several microwave satellite sensors.

The image shows the total rainfall accumulation associated with the cyclone.

Storm surge

The maximum Storm surge height is 0.2m in Etang Sale, Reunion. This height is estimated for 02 Jan 2014 19:00:00.

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