Friends of Mandritsara

Mann’s update 7th March 2017

Dear Friends,

“You answer us with awesome deeds of righteousness, O God our Saviour,  the hope of all the ends of the earth and of the farthest seas,  who stilled the roaring of the seas, the roaring of their waves and the turmoil of the nations.  Those living far away fear your wonders. You care for the land and water it; you enrich it abundantly.  The streams of God are filled with water to provide the people with corn, for so you have ordained it.” Psalm 65:5-9

Madagascar does not often make world news. News there usually has to do with the wildlife or the weather.

Today it is the weather.

Cyclone Enawo: The first two months of the year have seen very little rain, raising fears of a very poor rice crop this year. But all this is changing as I write. The centre of the most powerful cyclone (hurricane) to hit Madagascar for 13 years is tonight close to Mandritsara. According to news reports, Enawo is a “dangerous tropical cyclone” which has been building up for a few days in the Indian Ocean, and made landfall in NE Madagascar this morning….

Mann’s update 7th March 2017


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