Cyclone “Hudhud“, classified as “very severe”, crashed into northeastern Andhra Pradesh and Southern Odisha on Sunday, October 12, around noon local time. The damage has been tremendous. According to the latest reports, winds approaching 200 kph (124 mph) have pummeled the coast, killing at least six people.

Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh, home to two million people and a major naval base, was the hardest hit, with the storm knocking out the city’s telecommunications. By Sunday evening, as the cyclone moved across inner Andhra Pradesh and other nearby areas, wind speeds slowed to 120–130 kph (roughly 77 mph). [Read more] – Michael’s Blog