India’s Gujarat state braces for most severe cyclone in over two decades

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By Sumit Khanna Ahmedabad (Reuters) -Nearly 150,000 people were moved from their homes in the Indian state of Gujarat to safety on Monday and authorities closed ports and a main airport as the most intense cyclone in more than two decades roared up the west coast. Cyclone Tauktae has killed at least 12 people and left a trail of destruction as it brushed past the coastal states of Kerala, Karnataka, Goa and Maharashtra, authorities said. It was set to make landfall in Gujarat late on Monday. “This will be the most severe cyclone to hit Gujarat in at least 20 years. This can be compared with th…

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