The passage of deadly tropical cyclone Freddy has killed four people in Madagascar, according to authorities.
According to the country’s National Risk Management Organization, the storm affected 16,600 individuals.
The violent wind gusts reached over 130 kilometers per hour; unlike cyclone Batsirai last year, cyclone Freddy did not bring as much rain as feared.
Freddy is the first cyclone and the second tropical weather system to hit Madagascar during the current season according to the UN’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).
After Madagascar, the cyclone Freddy is now heading to Mozambique and Zimbabwe on the African mainland.
Last year’s Cyclone Batsirai killed more than 130 people across Madagascar.