Madagascar swamped with rain •

Today’s Image of the Day from NASA Earth Observatory features northwestern Madagascar, where Tropical Storm Cheneso triggered deadly flash flooding and landslides. Dozens of people were killed and tens of thousands were displaced as a result of the storm. 

“Cheneso first hit northeast Madagascar on January 19 as a strong tropical storm. The storm weakened as it moved inland but high winds and substantial rainfall continued as it tracked southwest across the island. On January 23, the storm’s center moved offshore and over the Mozambique Channel, where it spent several days churning, strengthening, and pummeling the western coast with rain,” says NASA.

The image was captured on January 29, 2023 by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite.

Image Credit: NASA Earth Observatory 

By Chrissy Sexton, Editor

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