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A monstrous and potentially catastrophic cyclone is taking aim on India, with sustained winds estimated at about 161 mph as of Friday, Tropical Cyclone Phailin intensified rapidly in the Bay of Bengal on Thursday and is now headed for the northeast coast of India. Estimated top sustained winds increased from 65 mph to 155 mph in just 24 hours, according to Dr. Jeff Masters of Weather Underground This is equivalent to a Category 5 hurricane.  Gusts are as high as 195 mph. It

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NEW DELHI, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Typhoon Phailin made landfall Saturday over the Indian port town of Gopalpur in Odisha state, with top sustained winds of 124 mph winds, officials said.

 

Heavy rains accompanied the storm as it hit Gopalpur shortly after 9 p.m. local time, the Hindustan Times reported.

Phailin has been rated a Category 4 storm on a scale of 1-5. Authorities are not yet sure of the magnitude of damage that can be expected from the storm.

 

As many as 500,000 left their homes ahead of Phailin making landfall, the BBC reported.

 

Three people died after trees uprooted by the winds and heavy rains fell on them.

 

Eighteen fishermen who went to sea two days ago have been rescued by the Indian Coast Guard. Officials warned all boats not to leave port as the typhoon approached.

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I hope everyone obeyed the officials and evacuated, there are always the stubborn ones. I experienced a Category 5 hurricane and its NO JOKE. Trees fall like sticks, roofs peeled off like banana skins, concrete structures flatted, boats on land aircraft at the airport ending up looking like a giant kid came through. And there's the possibility of tornadoes within the storm as well. My heart is with these people especially the kids, I had my experience at the age of 9 and it stuck with me.

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I am worried sick for people living near the coastline where it's hitting .. hope everyone remains safe .. going by the reports, the typhoon can really intrude into the insides of India as well .. really troubling!

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