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Cornwall Sends Cyclone Aid

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3:13pm 16th February 2012

Cornwall sends aid as a cyclone rips across Madagascar.

140mph winds and torrential rains have battered the island.

Thousands are feared homeless.

A team from Helston charity Shelterbox is flying out later.

Responder Dave Webster says, "The centre of the country, Antananarivo, the housing there is quite good but once you get out of that capital it's very poor primitive housing, tin sheds and mud huts, that sort of thing. We're expecting it pretty bad.

"With cyclones you obviously get landslides and extensive flooding so there's quite a chance that they will have lost absolutely everything. It's not a rich country that can look after people the way that we can in Europe so it's almost life or death that they get the equipment we can put in and we get it there very quickly".

3:13pm 16th February 2012

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