India Faces Massive Cyclone Half the Size ... of India

Cyclone Phailin could do Katrina-level damage
By Newsy, a Newser Video Partner
Posted Oct 11, 2013 12:47 PM CDT

(Newser) – A massive tropical cyclone half the size of India is zeroing in on the country home to more than one billion people. As of today, meteorologists say winds from Cyclone Phailin are clocking in at about 170mph. Those wind speeds would easily make it comparable to a category five hurricane. Meteorologists say Phailin’s large size and intensity are similar to the strength of Hurricane Katrina back in 2005 and could have similar devastating effects in northeast India. Landfall is expected tomorrow.

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