Cyclone Phailin

Oct 12, 2013, 16:39 PM IST
Fishermen on a country boat negotiate the waves as they return with their catch on the Bay of Bengal coast at Puri, Odisha state.
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Fishermen on a country boat negotiate the waves as they return with their catch on the Bay of Bengal coast at Puri, Odisha state.

A fisherman walks on a beach during a cyclone alert on the Bay of Bengal coast at Puri, Odisha state.
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A fisherman walks on a beach during a cyclone alert on the Bay of Bengal coast at Puri, Odisha state.

A man holds on to his umbrella as he fishes in high tide waves at Gopalpur beach, in Ganjam district, 215 kilometers (136 miles) away from the eastern Indian city of Bhubaneswar.
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A man holds on to his umbrella as he fishes in high tide waves at Gopalpur beach, in Ganjam district, 215 kilometers (136 miles) away from the eastern Indian city of Bhubaneswar.

A man in a helmet walks past high waves of the Bay of Bengal at Gopalpur beach in Ganjam district, about 200 kilometers (125 miles) from the eastern Indian city Bhubaneswar.
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A man in a helmet walks past high waves of the Bay of Bengal at Gopalpur beach in Ganjam district, about 200 kilometers (125 miles) from the eastern Indian city Bhubaneswar.

Villagers hold umbrellas as they walk towards a cyclone shelter in their village near Chatrapur in Ganjam district, about 200 kilometers (125 miles) from the eastern Indian city Bhubaneswar.
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Villagers hold umbrellas as they walk towards a cyclone shelter in their village near Chatrapur in Ganjam district, about 200 kilometers (125 miles) from the eastern Indian city Bhubaneswar.

Villagers make their way to cyclone shelter, in village Podampeta, in Ganjam district about 200 kilometers (125 miles) from the eastern Indian city Bhubaneswar.
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Villagers make their way to cyclone shelter, in village Podampeta, in Ganjam district about 200 kilometers (125 miles) from the eastern Indian city Bhubaneswar.

Evacuated Indian villagers eat food at a temporary cyclone shelter in Chatrapur in Ganjam district about 200 kilometers (125 miles) from the eastern Indian city Bhubaneswar.
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Evacuated Indian villagers eat food at a temporary cyclone shelter in Chatrapur in Ganjam district about 200 kilometers (125 miles) from the eastern Indian city Bhubaneswar.

An Indian villager braving strong winds and rain walk to a safer place, in village Podampeta, in Ganjam district about 200 kilometers (125 miles) from the eastern Indian city Bhubaneswar.
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An Indian villager braving strong winds and rain walk to a safer place, in village Podampeta, in Ganjam district about 200 kilometers (125 miles) from the eastern Indian city Bhubaneswar.

Villagers braving strong winds and rain reach for a cyclone center, in village Podampeta, in Ganjam district about 200 kilometers (125 miles) from the eastern Indian city Bhubaneswar.
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Villagers braving strong winds and rain reach for a cyclone center, in village Podampeta, in Ganjam district about 200 kilometers (125 miles) from the eastern Indian city Bhubaneswar.

This photo provided by the US Navy`s Joint Typhoon Warning Center shows Cyclone Phailin taken at 7:30 p.m. EDT (11:30 p.m GMT). The US Navy`s Joint Typhoon Warning Center in Hawaii forecast maximum sustained winds of 269 kilometers per hour with gusts up to 315 kilometers (196 miles) per hour.
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This photo provided by the US Navy`s Joint Typhoon Warning Center shows Cyclone Phailin taken at 7:30 p.m. EDT (11:30 p.m GMT). The US Navy`s Joint Typhoon Warning Center in Hawaii forecast maximum sustained winds of 269 kilometers per hour with gusts up to 315 kilometers (196 miles) per hour.

Evacuated young Indian villagers are brought to a relief camp as it rains near Berhampur.
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Evacuated young Indian villagers are brought to a relief camp as it rains near Berhampur.

High tide waves approach the Bay of Bengal coast near Gopalpur beach in Ganjam district about 200 kilometers (125 miles) from the eastern Indian city Bhubaneswar.
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High tide waves approach the Bay of Bengal coast near Gopalpur beach in Ganjam district about 200 kilometers (125 miles) from the eastern Indian city Bhubaneswar.

A man covers himself with a plastic sheet as a shield from the rain as he walks to a safer place near Gopalpur junction in Ganjam district about 200 kilometers (125 miles) from the eastern Indian city Bhubaneswar.
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A man covers himself with a plastic sheet as a shield from the rain as he walks to a safer place near Gopalpur junction in Ganjam district about 200 kilometers (125 miles) from the eastern Indian city Bhubaneswar.

Motorcyclist drives past fallen trees during heavy rain and winds near Gopalpur beach in Ganjam district about 200 kilometers (125 miles) from the eastern Indian city Bhubaneswar.
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Motorcyclist drives past fallen trees during heavy rain and winds near Gopalpur beach in Ganjam district about 200 kilometers (125 miles) from the eastern Indian city Bhubaneswar.

A high tide wave hits the coastal area of Vishakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh state.
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A high tide wave hits the coastal area of Vishakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh state.

A boy reaches a relief camp after being evacuated as it rains near Berhampur.
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A boy reaches a relief camp after being evacuated as it rains near Berhampur.

Evacuated Indian villagers get down from a truck at a relief camp as it rains near Berhampur.
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Evacuated Indian villagers get down from a truck at a relief camp as it rains near Berhampur.

An Indian man with his bicycle makes his way through uprooted trees fallen during Cyclone Phailin on a road in Berhampur.
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An Indian man with his bicycle makes his way through uprooted trees fallen during Cyclone Phailin on a road in Berhampur.

Members of Indian Air Force wait for weather to clear up at a sea shore after the Cyclone Phailin, in Gopalpur, in the eastern Indian state of Orissa.
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Members of Indian Air Force wait for weather to clear up at a sea shore after the Cyclone Phailin, in Gopalpur, in the eastern Indian state of Orissa.

Locals remove a traffic signal pole fallen during Cyclone Phailin from a road in Berhampur.
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Locals remove a traffic signal pole fallen during Cyclone Phailin from a road in Berhampur.

People hold each others` hands and cross a water logged road as they return to their respective villages near Gopalpur, Orissa state.
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People hold each others` hands and cross a water logged road as they return to their respective villages near Gopalpur, Orissa state.

An Indian woman walks near turned boats after returning to cyclone hit Pudumpeta village in Ganjam district, Orissa state.
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An Indian woman walks near turned boats after returning to cyclone hit Pudumpeta village in Ganjam district, Orissa state.

An Indian woman with her belongings wades through a flooded street as she returns to a cyclone hit Pudumpeta village in Ganjam district, Orissa state.
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An Indian woman with her belongings wades through a flooded street as she returns to a cyclone hit Pudumpeta village in Ganjam district, Orissa state.

An Indian woman walks past damaged houses after returning to a cyclone-hit village in Pudumpeta, Ganjam district, Orissa state.
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An Indian woman walks past damaged houses after returning to a cyclone-hit village in Pudumpeta, Ganjam district, Orissa state.

An Indian couple clear debris of their shattered house in a cyclone affected village in Pudumpeta, Ganjam district, Orissa state.
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An Indian couple clear debris of their shattered house in a cyclone affected village in Pudumpeta, Ganjam district, Orissa state.

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