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Cyclone Phailin: All that you need to know

Cyclone Phailin is a very severe cyclonic storm which originated from an area of low pressure over the Andaman Sea in early October 2013. It strengthened into a depression on October 8.

Cyclone Phailin: Tense night for Odisha ahead of storm, red alert sounded

The Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC), a Hawaii-based forecasting outpost of the US Navy has put the strength of Cyclone Phailin as that of a Category 5 Hurricane.

Cyclone Phailin intensifies, moves closer towards Andhra Pradesh, Odisha

Cyclone Phailin over the Bay of Bengal slightly intensified further and moved north-westwards. It lay centred at 2030 hours at about 6650 km southeast of Paradip, 700 km south-east of Gopalpur, and 700 km east-southeast of Kalingapatnam. It is expected to cross north Andhra Pradesh and Odisha coast between Kalingapatnam and Paradip, close to Gopalpur (Odisha) by Saturday evening.