Cyclone Freddy hits Madagascar

STORY: Freddy struck in southeastern Madagascar late on Tuesday with gusts of up to 180 km per hour (110 miles per hour), flooding the area and ripping roofs off houses. Its arrival came nearly a month after storm Cheneso killed 33 people and forced thousands from their homes in Madagascar.

The storm has displaced 11,047 people, flooded 2,276 houses and destroyed another 2,267, the government's National Office of Risks and Disasters said.