Tropical cyclone Freddy rips through Madagascar

STORY: At least four people are dead in Madagascar, according to officials, after tropical cyclone Freddy swept through on Wednesday.

Freddy made landfall in southeastern Madagascar late on Tuesday. Its arrival brought flooding and gusts up to 110 miles per hour, ripping roofs off homes.

More than 11,000 people are displaced and thousands of homes have been flooded or destroyed.

The storm comes nearly a month after storm Cheneso tore through the island nation, killing 33 people.

Freddy could reappear in the Mozambique Channel next, strengthening before making landfall in Mozambique - then potentially moving on to Zimbabwe.

The World Food Programme said the storm could affect more than 3.3 million people in total.