India carried out the largest evacuation in the nation’s history, shifting one million people from the path of a cyclone that slammed into its eastern coast in a move that helped limit fatalities and highlighted the effective response of the government.
Cyclone Phailin, the most powerful tropical storm India’s eastern coast has faced since 1999, made landfall as heavy rains and winds packing up to 210 kilometers an hour lashed the region, flooding roads and uprooting trees.
India braced for the country’s strongest storm in 14 years to make landfall tomorrow after moving oil vessels out to sea, closing one of its biggest ports and deploying rescue teams to the eastern coastline.
For Andrew Young and other exhausted, young civil rights activists who’d spent most of 1963 battling to desegregate public facilities in Birmingham, Alabama, the March on Washington seemed like a chance to take a couple of days off.
Oil & Natural Gas Corp., India’s biggest energy explorer, plans to produce natural gas from discoveries off the country’s west coast in four years in a move that may boost its output of the fuel by 13 percent.