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Cyclone Phailin causes widespread devastation on Odisha, AP coasts

Srikakulam(AP)/Gopalpur(Odisha): 'The very severe' cyclone Phailin, the worst since the disastrous super-cyclone of 1999, on Saturday night slammed the Odisha and Andhra Pradesh coasts, causing widespread devastation, uprooting thousands of trees and electric poles, blowing
India TV News Desk [Updated:13 Oct 2013, 9:24 AM]





The evacuated people were crammed into cyclone shelters, schools and public buildings. In some areas, the homeless people have taken shelter inside trucks parked on highways.
 
Heavy to very heavy rainfall continued in the districts of Gajapati, Khurda, Puri, Jagatsinghpur, Nayagarh, Cuttack, Bhadrak and Kendrapara in coastal region of Odisha besides state capital Bhubaneshwar.