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Powerful cyclone Yaas hits land in eastern India

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By Jatindra Dash BHUBANESWAR, India (Reuters) – A powerful cyclone with winds gusting to 140 kph (87 mph) has begun landfall in eastern India, the weather office said on Wednesday, warning of tidal surges in the coastal areas. Cyclone Yaas is the second storm to hit India within a week after Tauktae tore up the western coast, causing mass evacuations and piling up the pressure on authorities trying to tackle a deadly second of coronavirus infections. Television showed rough seas and strong winds and rains lashing the eastern state of Odisha. Shops and homes were boarded up. The weather office …

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