Cyclone Hudhud Hits India, Killed 8

13 10 2014

Cyclone Hudhud made a landfall at noon on Sunday at Visakhapatnam, in coastal districts of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha, ripping apart coastal cities and towns and leaving a trail of destruction with gusts of wind up to 250 kilometers per hour or 155 miles per hour.

According to CNN meteorologist Derrick Van Dam, Cyclone Hudhud sustained winds of 205 kilometers per hour or 127 miles per hour making it a category 3 storm at landfall.

India Today reported that at least 8 people were killed by the cyclone.

More than 150,000 people were forced to evacuate the place leaving their houses destroyed by the disaster.

The cyclone which struck in at high tide, could cause storm surge as high as 2 meters or 7 feet.

Reuters reported that after damaging communication services and affected power supplies in affected districts of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha, Hudhud is now posing serious threat of flood.

A detailed assessment of the destruction will be carried out as soon as the wind speed is reduced and the roads are cleared.


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