Terrible weather news from India with the onslaught of Cyclone Phailin. Crawford Kilian (here is his bird flu blog), my favourite person on Twitter, has done an exemplary job blogging the arrival of Phailin and updating the implications of this wicked storm. (click on his Phailin tag for other stories on the storm)
The wind speeds were 235KM p/hr. God help everyone trying to shelter from this storm.