Cyclone Emnati has lashed the island nation of Madagascar, which is still reeling from the impact of Cyclone Batsirai, which struck the island on February 5, affecting some 270,000 people and claiming 121 lives. Emnati, which passed just north of Indian Ocean islands of Mauritius and Reunion, had weakened slightly by the time it reached the eastern coast of Madagascar, but was still, according to AfricaNews, packing winds of around 100 kilometres per hour and gusts of 140 km/h.