Africa

Death toll from Madagascar cyclone rises to 5

  • Trees are lashed by strong winds in Sambava, Madagascar Tuesday, March 7, 2017 as heavy rains and strong winds from a cyclone hit northeast Madagascar, raising concerns about flooding and landslides. Aid workers were on alert as Cyclone Enawo lashed the coastline. The storm was expected to move south through the island nation for several days, affecting the capital of Antananarivo along the way. (AP Photo/Manny Horsford)

    Trees are lashed by strong winds in Sambava, Madagascar Tuesday, March 7, 2017 as heavy rains and strong winds from a cyclone hit northeast Madagascar, raising concerns about flooding and landslides. Aid workers were on alert as Cyclone Enawo lashed the coastline. The storm was expected to move south through the island nation for several days, affecting the capital of Antananarivo along the way. (AP Photo/Manny Horsford)  (The Associated Press)

  • Flood waters are seen in parts of Madagascar's capital, Antananarivo, on Thursday, March 9, 2017. Officials in Madagascar say the death toll from Cyclone Enawo has risen to five and about 10,000 people have left their homes because of storm damage. (AP Photo/Alexander Joe)

    Flood waters are seen in parts of Madagascar's capital, Antananarivo, on Thursday, March 9, 2017. Officials in Madagascar say the death toll from Cyclone Enawo has risen to five and about 10,000 people have left their homes because of storm damage. (AP Photo/Alexander Joe)  (The Associated Press)

  • A cyclist pedals home past flooded rice fields in Madagascar's capital Antananarivo, on Thursday, March 9, 2017. Officials in Madagascar say the death toll from Cyclone Enawo has risen to at least five and about 10,000 people have left their homes because of storm damage. (AP Photo/Alexander Joe)

    A cyclist pedals home past flooded rice fields in Madagascar's capital Antananarivo, on Thursday, March 9, 2017. Officials in Madagascar say the death toll from Cyclone Enawo has risen to at least five and about 10,000 people have left their homes because of storm damage. (AP Photo/Alexander Joe)  (The Associated Press)

Officials in Madagascar say the death toll from a cyclone has risen to five and about 10,000 people have left their homes because of storm damage.

Media in Madagascar reported Thursday that power is down in some areas because of Cyclone Enawo, which made landfall in the northeast of the island nation on Tuesday and has diminished in strength while moving south.

Disaster management officials are warning of the threat of flooding, including in the capital, Antananarivo.

The government and aid groups have been providing shelter, water and other basic needs to those affected by the cyclone.