Cyclone Freddy kills 8 people in Madagascar before heading to Mozambique, and at its second passage, bringing the death toll to 15.
Before heading towards Mozambique, and at its second passage… Cyclone Freddy kills 8 people in Madagascar, bringing the death toll to 15
Cyclone Freddie, which will become the longest recorded tropical cyclone in history, appears to have settled in Madagascar, killing eight people on its second pass through the country before its strength intensified and headed toward Mozambique, and the hurricane itself swept across the island. In late February, killing at least seven people that day.
Authorities in Madagascar said Tuesday that Cyclone Freddy, in its second pass through the country, had killed eight people before strengthening and heading toward Mozambique.
According to the United Nations World Meteorological Organization, Freddy, which formed in northwestern Australia in early February, is on track to become the longest-lasting tropical cyclone in history.
In Madagascar, the government announced that the second cyclone to hit the island affected more than 40,000 people and displaced more than 14,000.
The same cyclone swept across the island in late February, killing at least seven people.
Thus, the toll of the cyclone during its two devastating passages on the island is 15 dead and one missing, in addition to the destruction of over a thousand homes.
Cyclone Freddy kills 8 people in Madagascar before heading to Mozambique.
The storm began to brew in early February in the south eastern Indian Ocean off northern Australia, whose weather service gave it the designation of Freddy on February 6.
Freddy then crossed the entire ocean, brushing past Mauritius and the French island of La Reunion, before making landfall in Madagascar on February 21 and sweeping over the island before reaching Mozambique on February 24.