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Heavy rain lash Odisha as cyclone Phailin advances

Last Updated: Saturday, October 12, 2013, 10:23

High wind and heavy rain lashed the coastal belt of Odisha Saturday disrupting normal life, as the severe cyclonic storm Phailin advances from the Bay of Bengal, and is expected to make landfall by Saturday evening, officials said.

LIVE: US Met says Cyclone Phailin will be Category 5 at landfall, strongest ever

Last Updated: Saturday, October 12, 2013, 06:48

The wind speed could be 215-220 km/hr. Cyclone Phailin will reach Gopalpur coast by evening, says Shashidhar Reddy of NDMA.

Cyclone Phailin: All that you need to know

Last Updated: Friday, October 11, 2013, 18:33

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

Last Updated: Friday, October 11, 2013, 09:45

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

Last Updated: Thursday, October 10, 2013, 09:47

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.