Tropical Cyclone Phailin makes landfall

India’s southern Odisha state, near the border of Andhra Pradesh state has (the east coast) been hit by a tropical cyclone with winds gusting up to 140 mph.

It made landfall at approx 9pm last night, bringing with it heavy rains and a storm surge of up to 6-7 metres in some places.

Many people have been ordered to evacuate, with the military being deployed to distribute relief materials and first aid.

With disastrous conditions set to continue into today, EES Shipping advise that this will have an inpact on shipping through out this area.

EES Shipping will contact you directly should your shipment be effected.

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