Cyclone Phailin Makes Landfall in Odisha, India

According to catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide, Cyclone Phailin made landfall in the Indian state of Odisha at around 9:15 p.m local time on Saturday. The massive storm, at half the size of India according to ¬†satellite imagery, is the strongest to affect the country since 1999’s Cyclone Orissa, which killed nearly 10,000 people. Phailin is accompanied by strong winds, heavy rains, and damaging waves. Extensive property and crop damage is expected in the affected region. With power and communications cut off, damage information has been scarce overnight. A more…

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Severe Cyclone Phailin Could be Worst Cyclone in 14 Years

BOSTON, Oct. 11, 2013 – According to catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide, currently several hundred kilometers off of the eastern coast of India, Very Severe Cyclonic Storm Phailin is expected to make landfall on Saturday evening, local time, north of the city of Visakhapatnam. The storm is expected to severely impact areas in the states of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh. AIR expects significant damage from this event. Heavy to very heavy rainfall over large areas of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha, along with extremely heavy rainfall in some areas, will likely…

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