Mass evacuations helped avert 'humongous' tragedy from Cyclone Fani

Mass evacuations helped avert ‘humongous’ tragedy from Cyclone Fani

A tree branch blocks a road after Cyclone Fani made landfall in Odisha coast, at Konark in Puri district Odisha, India on Friday. Photo by EPA-EFE United Nations and Indian officials credit a relatively low death toll to the mass evacuation of roughly 2.7 million people before Cyclone Fani hit India on Friday and Bangladesh over the weekend. The Indian government’s "zero casualty" policy for cyclones and the advance warning provided by the weather industry as a whole helped keep the number of people killed to roughly 60 people so far, though officials say the total may rise as […]

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