As per recent reports, Tropical Cyclone Freddy, on Tuesday, made landfall over Madagascar around 20:30. However, that does not mean everything is back to normal. Authorities have warned that some of the cyclone’s life-threatening impacts, such as storm surge, flooding, extreme winds and lightning, could occur.
Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport in Mauritius was closed on Monday following a major typhoon warning. After the lifting of the typhoon warning, the airport reopened on Tuesday.
However, a number of flights to and from Mauritius have been rescheduled or cancelled. So passengers are advised to check their flight status or contact the relevant airline for the latest flight updates before leaving for the airport.
In the event of a report, access to the check-in room at the airport will be temporarily restricted for departing passengers.
Cyclone Freddy’s journey from Australia, towards Madagascar and other nearby islands, was an unexpected and even a bit unusual one according to meteorologists. Even though the typhoon was moving north towards the islands of Mauritius and Reunion, it was touch and go for both islands.
The last deadly cyclone to wreak havoc in the region was Typhoon Batsirai in February 2023.
As per reports, Typhoon Freddy is not finished yet. The cyclone is most likely to move towards Mozambique later this week. If there are reports, the region may have to face a second Hurricane Freddy landfall.