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UNDRO 90/0718

CYCLONE - INDIA
UNDRO INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
14 MAY 1990

1. WORST CYCLONE IN MORE THAN A DECADE HIT SOUTHERN INDIAN STATE OF ANDHRA PRADESH 9 MAY AND INFLICTED SERIOUS DAMAGE AND CASUALITIES.

2. UNDRO/UNDP RESIDENT REPRESENTATIVE REPORTS FOLLOWING. DEATH TOLL HAS RISEN TO ABOUT 200 WHILE 2.6 MILLION PEOPLE AFFECTED. EXTENSIVE DAMAGE TO ROAD AND RAIL COMMUNICATIONS WITH PASSENGERS STRANDED. MANY VILLAGES ISOLATED AND SUBMERGED.