Dear Members of the Vincentian Family,

Greetings from Fr. Francis Puthenthayil

Hope you might have heard about the forecast of a very severe ‘Cyclonic Storm, PHAILIN’ over East central Bay of Bengal. There is a Cyclone Warning for North Andhra Pradesh and Odisha Coast.

The very severe cyclonic storm, PHAILIN over east central Bay of Bengal moved westwards slightly intensified further and lay centred at 0230 hrs IST of 11thth October 2013 near latitude 15.50N and longitude 89.000E, about 590km south-southeast of Paradip, 600km southeast of Gopalpur, and 600km east-southeast of Kalingapatnam. It would move northwestwards and cross north Andhra Pradesh and Odisha coast between Kalingapatnam and Paradip, close to Gopalpur (Odisha) by evening of 12thth October, 2013 as a very severe cyclonic storm with a maximum sustained wind speed of 205-215 kmph.

In this situation I request all of you to pray that it may not worsen the lives of the people living there. Only Providence of God can save this situation.
In the case of severe catastrophe let us be prepared for any service to our suffering brethren.

Requesting once again you sincere prayers, I remain
Fr. Francis Puthenthayil CM