Indians flee east coast as Cyclone Phailin makes landfall

Guardian: Almost half a million people have fled the eastern Indian coast, many leaving just hours before a "super cyclone" hit the country. The vast weather system – cyclone Phailin – was generating winds of up to 220km/h (136mph) and forcing huge waves far inland before it struck the shores of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh states just after 9pm local time. Aid and disaster management officials estimated that up to 12 million people lie in its path. They forecast widespread destruction and disruption though......

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