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DHA-GENEVA 94/0448

INDIA - CYCLONE
DHA-GENEVA INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
1 NOVEMRBER 1994

1. ON 31 OCTOBER BETWEEN 0630HRS AND 0700HRS (LOCAL TIME) A CYCLONE HIT TAMIL NADU COAST AREA. HEAVY WINDS (80-100 KM PER HOUR) AND RAIN IN LARGE PARTS OF TAMIL NADU AND ANDHRA.

2. POPULATION LIVING IN LOW LYING AREAS ARE PARTICULARLY AFFECTED (500-700 FAMILIES).

3. ASSESSMENT IS CARRIED OUT BY CENTRAL AND STATE GOVERNMENT REPRESENTATIVES.

DEPARTMENT OF HUMANITARIAN AFFAIRS =

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