Topic: Cyclone Phailin
Typhoon Haiyan is strengthening as it approaches the Philippines, with wind gusts of 162 mph, the equivalent of a Cat. 5 hurricane. Typhoon Haiyan is the strongest tropical cyclone in the world this year.
Cyclone Phailin has cost many lives and left a trail of destruction in India. But a rare coordinated emergency response before the storm hit saved many more lives.
Cyclone Phailin has made landfall in India, bringing 130 m.p.h. winds, flooding, and a major storm surge. It's one of the worst storms to hit India's east coast since 1999. Is India ready?
Cyclone Phailin, a category 5 storm with winds up to 184 miles per hour, hit India's east coast Saturday. More than 500,000 people had evacuated their homes, seeking shelter from cyclone Phailin.