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Cyclone Megh struck Yemeni Island of Socotra

Nov 9, 2015 11:00 IST

Cyclone Megh struck the eastern shores of the Yemini island of Socotra on 8 November 2015. The cyclone made landfall with the force of a Category 3 hurricane carrying heavy rains and destructive winds with a speed of 200km/h.

The cyclone had killed at least one person and injured several.

The cyclone also caused massive damage in Socotra Island which lies about 360 kilometres off the Yemeni coast. It is expected that the cyclone would trigger flooding and landslides in the country.

This is the second most tropical storms within a week after Cyclone Chapala (Category 4) to strike the region.

Megh is the 28th storm in the northern hemisphere to become a Category 3 or stronger in 2015.

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Who: Cyclone Megh

Where: Yemeni Island of Socotra

What: Struck

When: 8 November 2015

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