Cyclone Fani is likely to have a sustained wind speed of 105-112 miles per hour when it hits the coast on Friday. (Photo; Shutterstock) Cyclone Fani is likely to have a sustained wind speed of 105-112 miles per hour when it hits the coast on Friday. (Photo; Shutterstock)

(Bloomberg) — India began evacuating almost 1 million people from the eastern state of Odisha to temporary shelters as the nation braces for its worst cyclonic storm since 2014.

Cyclone Fani is set to hit the country's eastern coast on May 3, with wind speeds likely reaching as high as 124 miles per hour. The Navy and the coast guard have deployed ships and helicopters for relief operations, according to a government statement.

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