Tropical Cyclone Fani, seen by the Japan Meteorological Agency’s Himawari-8 satellite on April 30, 2019,

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Powerful cyclone Fani has forced the evacuation of nearly a million people as it threatens to make landfall on the east coast of India, off the Bay of Bengal.  The storm is expected to bring category 4 winds on the Saffir-Simpson scale and extreme rainfall to the states of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh.

Some readings have winds breaching the threshold of a category 5 storm, although not for a sustained period of time just yet.

“This is a grave emergency. Fani now has sustained winds of 250kph — just 10km less than the 1999 Odisha Cyclone, the strongest in India’s history,” meteorologist Eric Holthaus wrote on Twitter.

That 1999 storm would leave over 10,000 people dead and many more homeless by damaging over a million homes.

A combination of population density, flood-prone landscapes and inadequate housing and infrastructure in the region set the stage for catastrophe in this part of the world when natural disasters strike. And this is just the beginning of the tropical storm season.

India’s National Disaster Management Authority warned of “phenomenal” sea conditions and advised fishermen to stay clear of the storm. A forecast from the US Navy’s Joint Typhoon Warning Center in Hawaii warns of a “maximum significant wave height” of 48 feet.

Meanwhile, the country’s official Meteorological Department predicts the storm will uproot telephone and power poles and completely destroy thatched houses while also flooding some escape routes.

After it makes landfall Friday near the city of Puri, the storm is projected to move northeast along the coastal area towards Bangladesh, dropping “extremely heavy falls” along the way.

Odisha’s special relief commissioner, Bishnupada Sethi, told the Associated Press that 800 shelters have been opened to help accommodate hundreds of thousands of people needing shelter.

“We’ve been preparing plans for the last few days to ensure that all the people who are vulnerable will be shifted to our cyclone centers,” Sethi said.

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Cyclone Fani, seen by the Japan Meteorological Firm’s Himawari-8 satellite on April 30, 2019,

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Effective cyclone Fani has actually required the evacuation of almost a million individuals as it threatens to make landfall on the east coast of India, off the Bay of Bengal. The storm is anticipated to bring classification 4 winds on the Saffir-Simpson scale and severe rains to the states of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh.

Some readings have winds breaching the limit of a classification 5 storm, although not for a continual time period right now.

” This is a severe emergency situation. Fani now has actually sustained winds of 250 kph– simply 10 km less than the 1999 Odisha Cyclone, the greatest in India’s history,” meteorologist Eric Holthaus composed on Twitter.

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India’s National Catastrophe Management Authority alerted of “remarkable” sea conditions and encouraged anglers to remain clear of the storm. A projection from the United States Navy’s Joint Tropical storm Caution Center in Hawaii alerts of a “optimal considerable wave height” of 48 feet.

On the other hand, the nation’s authorities Meteorological Department forecasts the storm will root out telephone and power poles and totally damage thatched homes while likewise flooding some escape paths.

After it makes landfall Friday near the city of Puri, the storm is predicted to move northeast along the seaside location towards Bangladesh, dropping “very heavy falls” along the method.

Odisha’s unique relief commissioner, Bishnupada Sethi, informed the Associated Press that 800 shelters have actually been opened to assist accommodate numerous countless individuals requiring shelter.

” We have actually been preparing prepare for the last couple of days to make sure that all individuals who are susceptible will be moved to our cyclone centers,” Sethi stated.

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Cyclone Fani, seen by the Japan Meteorological Firm’s Himawari-8 satellite on April 30, 2019,

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Effective cyclone Fani has actually required the evacuation of almost a million individuals as it threatens to make landfall on the east coast of India, off the Bay of Bengal. The storm is anticipated to bring classification 4 winds on the Saffir-Simpson scale and severe rains to the states of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh.

Some readings have winds breaching the limit of a classification 5 storm, although not for a continual time period right now.

“This is a severe emergency situation. Fani now has actually sustained winds of 250 kph– simply 10 km less than the 1999 Odisha Cyclone, the greatest in India’s history,” meteorologist Eric Holthaus composed on Twitter.

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That 1999 storm would leave over 10, 000 individuals dead and a lot more homeless by harming over a million houses.

A mix of population density, flood-prone landscapes and insufficient real estate and facilities in the area set the phase for disaster in this part of the world when natural catastrophes strike. And this is simply the start of the hurricane season.

India’s National Catastrophe Management Authority alerted of “remarkable” sea conditions and encouraged anglers to remain clear of the storm. A projection from the United States Navy’s Joint Tropical storm Caution Center in Hawaii alerts of a “optimal considerable wave height” of 48 feet.

On the other hand, the nation’s authorities Meteorological Department forecasts the storm will root out telephone and power poles and totally damage thatched homes while likewise flooding some escape paths.

After it makes landfall Friday near the city of Puri, the storm is predicted to move northeast along the seaside location towards Bangladesh, dropping “very heavy falls” along the method.

Odisha’s unique relief commissioner, Bishnupada Sethi, informed the Associated Press that 800 shelters have actually been opened to assist accommodate numerous countless individuals requiring shelter.

“We have actually been preparing prepare for the last couple of days to make sure that all individuals who are susceptible will be moved to our cyclone centers,” Sethi stated.

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