"Record-Breaking Storm Freddy Due To Hit Mozambique Again"

"JOHANNESBURG - Tropical Storm Freddy is due to hit the coast of Southern Africa again on Saturday after killing at least 21 people in Mozambique and Madagascar when it first made landfall last month.

The storm is on track to break the record of longest-lasting tropical cyclone, according to the World Meteorological Organization, which said the current record is held by a 31-day hurricane in 1994.

More than 166,000 people were affected when the cyclone swept through southern Mozambique two weeks ago, washing away roads and flooding houses and schools, according to the country's national disaster management agency."

Nellie Peyton reports for Reuters March 10, 2023.

Source: Reuters, 03/10/2023