Cyclone Phailin hits in India with 200kmph winds; strongest storm on record in Bay of Bengal

Phailin. Click for large size. Image captured Sat. Oct 12 17:42:37 2013 GMT.

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.

(HT: @nycjim)