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India Begins Assessing Cyclone’s Impact

Strong winds and heavy rain continue to lash eastern India, hours after Cyclone Phailin came ashore late Saturday. At least seven deaths have been reported so far and according to local reports, the death toll is likely to rise. Authorities say they have evacuated nearly a million people, one of India’s largest evacuations in more than two decades.    As day broke Sunday, authorities were able to get their first opportunity to assess the impact of Phailin, after the very severe ...

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