UPDATE: Cyclone Phailin

13. Oktober 2013
By | Source: WSPA - Animals in Disasters Blog

With over 600,000 people fleeing to safer ground and evacuation zones, Cyclone Phailin is causing one of the largest mass evacuations in India’s history. With the devastating effects of a 1999 super-cyclone still in living memory, the government and people in the region knew that to stay put was to potentially risk their lives. And yet, media are reporting that some people did stay behind in coastal areas. An Associated Press report includes a wrenching quote from a mother who was terrified by what may have happened to her son: “My son had to stay back with his wife because…

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