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In photos Tropical Cyclone Fani lashes India

Timing and strength make Cyclone Fani different from India's other tropical cyclones, reports India Today. Americans in the storm's path can expect major travel disruptions, potential power outages, and risks to livestock.

Cyclone Fani hit India's eastern coasts with wind gusting up to miles per hour. Trees bend with gusty winds ahead of the landfall of cyclone Fani, in Bhubaneswar. Operations of water vessels in Bangladesh, which is crisscrossed by about rivers, were suspended since Thursday. Climate change protests around the world are stopping traffic and leading to widespread arrests.

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Friday to Saturday morning, and rail lines were closed. Intensification has leveled off.

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Uprooted trees and damaged electric poles are seen along a road in Puri, Odisha. The storm will affect communities across several regions that are still struggling to recover from March's bomb cyclone. Devastation caused by cyclone Fani at Biju Patnaik airport in Odisha.

In photos Tropical Cyclone Fani lashes India

Normally, severe tropical cyclones impact India in the post-monsoon season, which runs from roughly October through December. Heavy storms to help trim excessive heat in Virginia, Carolinas on Friday.

Please read the rules before joining the discussion. An abandoned house and trees bend with gusty winds ahead of the landfall of cyclone Fani in Puri. In addition, the storm has caused severe damage to infrastructure, especially homes, in Puri and other areas in its path. Street shops are seen collapsed due to gusty winds ahead of the landfall of cyclone Fani on the outskirts of Puri, in the Indian state of Odisha.

Banners and barricades were thrown several meters by cyclone Fani. An auto-rickshaw and uprooted trees lie along a road in Puri, Odisha.

People piled into truck beds and buses reinforced with tin sheeting. Street shops are seen collapsed due to gusty winds preceding the landfall of cyclone Fani on the outskirts of Puri, in Odisha. Fishermen attempt to bring their boat ashore amid strong winds at Chandrabhaga beach in Puri district of eastern Odisha state. Tourists were provided special trains to leave the popular beach town of Puri in Odisha on Thursday, according to Indian media reports. The teams included doctors, engineers and deep-sea divers equipped with boats, scuba sets and satellite phones, the group said in a statement.

Up to four inches of rain were expected in much of Sri Lanka, the island nation off the eastern tip of India. Fishermen were advised not to venture into deep waters. Its timing is unusual, according to data from the Meteorological Department.

On Wednesday, tornadoes caused severe damage in the state's capital and killed multiple people in Golden City. Debris litters the train tracks at the damaged railway station in Puri, Odisha. Found the story interesting? Indian officials put the navy, air force, army and coast guard on high alert. Indian authorities have evacuated hundreds of thousands of people along the country's eastern coast ahead of the cyclone moving through the Bay of Bengal.

Biju Patnaik airport in Odisha suffered massive damage as cyclone Fani, with wind speed touching nearly kmph, created havoc on the eastern coast. Meteorologist Ryan Maue of weathermodels. Cyclone Fani made landfall near Puri, India, on Friday morning and was over coastal Odisha within hours. The super cyclone reached wind speeds of mph, said India Meteorological Department scientist Mrutyunjay Mohapatra. The government issued a warning that heavy snowfall was expected in the higher mountain areas with rain and storms lower down, and asked trekking agencies to take tourists to safety.

People wade through a flooded street after Cyclone Fani made its landfall, in Puri. Damaged structures and trees are seen amid gusty winds in Puri.

Damaged structures and uprooted trees lie along a road in Puri district after Cyclone Fani hit the coastal eastern state of Odisha. In the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh just south of Odisha, Fani topped electricity poles and uprooted others, bollywood old songs instrumental ringtones leaving them in sharp angles.

More than million people were in the path of this life-threatening tropical cyclone, AccuWeather said. Climate change has exacerbated extreme whether events like India's Cyclone Fani. There are currently reports of deaths, but many remain unverified. Uprooted trees lie as others stand amid gusty winds in Puri.

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The devastation caused by cyclone Fani at Odisha airport. Uprooted trees block a road in Puri district after Cyclone Fani hit the coastal eastern state of Odisha. In the coastal city of Srikakulam in Andhra Pradesh, strong winds and heavy rain battered an empty beach where fishing boats had been left on shore. Hundreds of climbers, their guides, cooks and porters huddled at the Everest base camp, according to Pemba Sherpa of Xtreme Climbers Trek, who said weather and visibility was poor.