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Recent Cyclones in India

Recent Cyclones in India

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110 Dead as Cyclone Slams Eastern India,Bangladesh
A cyclone has hit eastern India and Bangladesh on April 14
2010,killing at least 110 people and destroying more than 60,000 homes.The storm ripped across India's West Bengal and Bihar states andneighboring parts of Bangladesh late Tuesday.Four of the deaths were reported in Bangladesh, including a policeofficer who was crushed under a wall.The cyclone packed winds of up to 120 kilometers an hour, destroying power and telephone lines and uprooting trees in Bihar and WestBengal.Indian authorities are rushing aid to cyclone-hit areas, and the homelessare being shifted to temporary shelters.The Bay of Bengal region is frequently battered by storms and cyclones.In 2007, Cyclone Sidr killed more than 3,500 people in Bangladesh anddisplaced 2 million others.
. Cyclone batters India's southeast coast on May 19,
, India ² A severe cyclone packing winds of 110kilometres an hour closed in on India's southeast coast Thursday as tensof thousands of people evacuated their homes fearing major stormdamage.
Cyclone Laila
was expected to hit the state of Andhra Pradesh later inthe day, with forecasters warning of a sea surge and disrupted power andcommunication lines.As heavy rain and strong gales battered the coast, state authorities said atleast 30,000 people had been evacuated from low-lying areas.The armed forces were drafted in to help the evacuation efforts after Andhra Pradesh's chief minister, K.
osaiah, called Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to request extra assistance."We have had no power supply since yesterday,"
amulu, a middle-agedresident of Balajinagar town, told the TV5 local news channel."The municipal authorities are just not bothered about people's plight,"he said. "We have formed our own teams to clear the roads of fallentrees and electric poles."The Indian Meteorological
epartment graded the cyclone as "severe",and said it was due to hit land near the city of Machilipatnam after moving from its current position 100 kilometers (62 miles) off the coastin the Bay of Bengal.The department's latest warning said a "storm surge" of up to two metresabove the regular tide was likely to inundate parts of Andhra Pradesh.

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