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Cyclone Hudhud reaches peak strength, pounds India's eastern seaboard.

shriram | 12th October 2014 | Latest News
Cyclone Hudhud reaches peak strength, pounds India's eastern seaboard.

    Cyclone Hudhud, packing gusts of up to 195 kilometers an hour (over 120 mph), reached peak strength and caused extensive damage to India's eastern coast on Sunday morning. It was expected to hit the coast with full force around noon local time.

The national disaster relief agency organised the evacuation of more than 150,000 people on Saturday to minimise the toll from Hudhud - which is similar in size and power to cyclone Phailin that devastated the area a year ago to the day.

In and around Visakhapatnam, or Vizag, which is home to a major naval base, strengthening winds were already causing extensive damage and knocking out power supplies.

"Hundreds of trees have been uprooted and power lines knocked down," K Hymavathi, the special commissioner for disaster management for Andhra Pradesh, told Reuters by telephone.

Streets in Vizag that had been bustling on Saturday were deserted as shrill, roaring winds lashed the city, smashing windows and damaging buildings. With power out, many people had to resort to back-up generators.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) rated Hudhud as a very severe cyclonic storm that could pack gusts of 195 km/h and dump more than 24.5 cm (10 inches) of rain in some places when it makes landfall. As of 6:30 am the cyclone was located 100 km (63 miles) southeast of Vizag.
"We are constantly monitoring. We are calling it a severe cyclonic storm. We are expecting the landfall around noon today," BP Yadav, head of the National Weather Forecasting Centre at the IMD, told Reuters.
Around 150,000 people were evacuated on Saturday in Andhra Pradesh to high-rise buildings, shelters and relief centres, authorities said. On Sunday, some in districts less at risk were allowed to return home.


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