Cyclone Phailin (12 images)

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On October 12, 2013, India’s east coast was hit with the strongest cyclone the country had ever seen. With the deadly 1999 Orissa cyclone, which claimed the lives of over 10,000 people, still fresh in their minds, the Indian government took unprecedented precautionary measures to spark the largest single mass evacuation in India’s history. Some 900,000 fled to safety as Cyclone Phailin tore through several states, with winds reaching 160 miles per hour and dangerous flooding...
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