WATCH: Cyclone Freddy a record breaking storm
Tropical storm Freddy is on track to break the record as the longest-lasting cyclone of its kind, the United Nations said Friday.
This handout photograph taken and distributed by UNICEF on March 12, 2023 shows people walking along a street damaged by the impact of Cyclone Freddy in the city of Quelimane. – Tropical cyclone Freddy, which made landfall in Mozambique overnight from March 11, 2023 to March 12, 2023 for the second time in two weeks, killed at least one person on its return and displaced dozens, according to an initial report from local authorities on March 12, 2023. Freddy had already killed 10 people in the southern African country during his first visit at the end of February and 17 in total in Madagascar where he also struck twice, describing a looping trajectory rarely known to meteorologists. (Photo by Alfredo ZUNIGA / UNICEF / AFP)
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“Freddy is continuing its incredible and dangerous journey,” Clare Nullis, spokeswoman for the UN’s World Meteorological Organization, told reporters in Geneva.
Freddy has been a named tropical cyclone for 33 days since developing off the north Australian coast and becoming a named storm on February 6.