Six dead, 15 000 homeless in Madagascar cyclone

Six dead, 15 000 homeless in Madagascar cyclone

The Bingiza Cyclone which hit northern Madagascar earlier this week has claimed six lives and left one person missing, with more than 15 000 people homeless and 8 530 buildings ruined.

The Indian Ocean island's emergency office said the dead included

Cyclone Carlos lashes Australia

Cyclone Carlos lashes Australia

Torrential rain and high winds lashed Darwin on Wednesday as a new tropical cyclone bore down on Australia's north, just two weeks after a top-strength storm caused massive destruction.

Schools and a major airport were closed as Tropical Cyclone Carlos

Cyclone Bingiza hits Madgascar

Cyclone Bingiza hits Madgascar

The U.S. Navy's Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) reported that, as of about noon Madagascar time on Feb. 14, Bingiza had maximum sustained winds of 98 mph (155 kilometers per hour) and gusts up to 120 mph (195 kph).

Image credit: NASA Terra/MODIS