Homes, crops lost in cyclone, but Indian officials say mass evacuations spared many lives

  • by: KAY JOHNSON , Associated Press
  • Updated: October 13, 2013 - 8:00 PM

BEHRAMPUR, India — Mass evacuations spared India the widespread deaths many had feared from a powerful weekend cyclone, officials said, as people picked up belongings and started repairing flooded towns, tangled power lines and tens of thousands of destroyed thatch homes.

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