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Grafik zeigt die ungewöhnlich lange Lebensdauer von Tropensturm Freddy.


Tödliche Rückkehr von Tropensturm Freddy

By Ninian Carter

March 14, 2023 - Tropensturm Freddy, der am längesten andauernde tropische Zyklon, hat das südliche Afrika zum zweiten Mal in einem Monat heimgesucht, und über 200 Menschenleben gefordert.

Mozambique and Malawi are the latest casualties of Tropical Storm Freddy, which has made landfall for a second time in southern Africa.

More than 100 people were killed, and many more injured, in the latest strike, which ripped roofs off buildings, brought widespread flooding and triggered landslides.

Freddy is one of the fiercest storms recorded in the southern hemisphere and may be the longest-lasting tropical cyclone in history.

The total number killed by the storm in Mozambique, Malawi and Madagascar, since it first made landfall in February, currently stands at around 136.

Scientists believe climate change is making tropical storms stronger, as warmer oceans evaporate more heat energy into the atmosphere.

PUBLISHED: 15/03/2023; STORY: Graphic News