The tropical cyclone Gulab hit the eastern coast of India, the states of Orissa and Andhra Pradesh. Authorities warn against gusts of wind and downpours. Over 100,000 people were evacuated from the endangered areas.
Cyclone Gulab hit the coast of Andhra Pradesh on Sunday with a wind blowing at a speed of 95 kilometers per hour. The element uprooted trees. About 80,000 people were evacuated to a safe place, the French news agency AFP reported. More than 20,000 people have been evacuated in the neighboring state of Orissa, according to local authorities. Rescuers have already been dispatched to the affected regions, railroads have been suspended, and people have been told to stay at home.
India. Cyclones more and more often
The northern Indian Ocean region is increasingly hit by cyclones, which scientists associate with global warming, AFP writes. Cyclone Yaas passed through Orissa in May. 20 people died, and several thousand people found themselves homeless. Post-disaster losses have been estimated at over two billion dollars.
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