Cyclone Nivar: Tens of thousands evacuated in southeast India
27 November 2020 | 11:05 am
Government officials called the approaching Cyclone Nivar a "very severe cyclonic storm" which will bring high winds and flooding that will destroy homes. The region was already hit by a super cyclone earlier this year.
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