Richmond Times-Dispatch

Cyclone uproots trees, floods streets in India

- — Fromwire reports

NEW DELHI— Parts of India’s southern coast were flooded Thursday after a cyclone slammed into its shores, triggering heavy rains, uprooting trees and cutting power lines.

Cyclone Nivar made landfall in Puducherry, a federal territory near the southern state of Tamil Nadu, with winds of up to 80 miles per hour, according to the India Meteorolog­ical Department. It said the storm was weakening as it moved north toward Karnataka state.

There were no immediate official reports of injuries.

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