Odisha could have prepared better for cyclone4 min read . Updated: 12 Oct 2013, 10:16 PM IST
Governments can do little to stop a cyclone, but they can definitely prepare to mitigate their impact
Though it is Maha Ashtami today, the beautifully bedecked images of the goddess Durga in Cuttack city have few worshippers. Ardent devotees are holed up in houses, anxiously watching news channels about the progress of the dreaded, very severe cyclonic storm Phailin (Thai for sapphire). Since noon on Saturday, incessant rains followed by gusts of howling winds have heralded the imminent arrival of Phailin as it tears through the Bay of Bengal, churning the bay in a cataclysmic whirlwind packing the force of several nuclear bombs.
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