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In India, Damage but Few Deaths From Cyclone Phailin

A day after one of the largest storms in decades slammed into India’s east coast, authorities are crediting mass evacuations for a minimal loss of life from Cyclone Phailin.  At least 14 people have been killed so far in storm-related incidents. Indian authorities knew Phailin was on its way, and did not waste time dispatching hundreds of members of the army’s National Defense Response Force to the eastern states of Orissa and Andhra Pradesh on Saturday in anticipation of the very severe ...

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