Cyclone Phailin: Dangerous & Devastating2 years ago
Bhubaneswar: Fatal cyclonic storm Phailin is rapidly speeding towards Indian coasts and will reach here by the next morning. The metrological department in its report said that the coasts will face winds of around 100 miles per hour and a storm surge up to 20 feet.
During past few hours, winds gusts have slowed down a little bit and are expected to reach near landfall at around 150 mph.
Usually, NASA always provides detailed information about such cyclones, but as 83 percent administrative government workers are working on budget negotiations, including 463 people in White House and a fully staffed Congressional gym, unfortunately 97 percent scientists of NASA and other science organizations are on a small holiday.
The American media company AccuWeather has already informed the states of Odisha and eastern Andhra Pradesh to stay prepared for life-threatening conditions there. Before the day, Phailin was approaching India with the winds speeding up to 160 miles per hour and gusts of around 200 miles per hour. However, they have slowed down a little bit but still very dangerous for these states.
If the cyclone would have come in United States, it would have been declared as a Category 5 hurricane, or if it would have been approaching Manhattan, it would have got its name as Super Duper Storm Phailin.
The American company also said that earlier, India had witnessed such kind of storm in 1999, when around 15,000 people had lost their lives. This revelation has raised too many concerns for the people dwelling in about to be affected areas.