A massive cyclone has made landfall in India, with wind speeds of up to 200 kilometers per hour (about 125 mph). Live blogs to follow: Times of India and Zee News India. Up to 12 million people could be internally displaced by the disaster, which threatens to cause flooding throughout inland regions, as well as coastal devastation. Here's Weather Underground's Jeff Masters, and here's imaging from the US Navy.
Our powerful world - I wish everyone resilience and luck today as this huge typhoon Phailin roars into India. pic.twitter.com/k0LTSI11us— Chris Hadfield (@Cmdr_Hadfield) October 12, 2013
#Phailin now upon us in all its ferocity. Intense rain and sounds of windows being smashed in the distance. The noise outside overpowering— Sanjoy Majumder (@BBCSanjoyM) October 12, 2013
Power cable snapped on the road - 23 km from behrampur. Being led by a daredevil who is driving thru cyclone without a windshield #Phailin— vivek raj (@vivekrajindia) October 12, 2013
Wind stronger every minute now as #CyclonePhailin comes in, noise incredible. Dozens of trees + road-signs down. We hav taken shelter— Andrew North (@NorthAndrew) October 12, 2013