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Mauritius: Mauritius - Tropical Cyclone GELENA update (GDACS, JTWC, MMS, media)

Source: European Commission s Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations Country: Mauritius
After the passage of tropical cyclone GELENA, which passed closed to Rodrigues Island on 10 February with winds up to 185 km/h, 142 people have been evacuated to centres, 90% of the island #39;s 41 669 inhabitants are left without power, and there are significant transport disruptions. Over the next 24 hours, it is forecast to move south-east over the Southern Indian Ocean, weakening. According to Mauritius Meteorological Services (MMS), strong winds and storm surges will continue to affect the southern and south-western coast of Rodrigues.

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