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Cyclone Floods Parts of India's East Coast, Knocks Out Power

Dark storm clouds as seen in Kolkata ahead of Cyclone Gulab, on Sept. 26.

Dark storm clouds as seen in Kolkata ahead of Cyclone Gulab, on Sept. 26.

Photographer: Debarchan Chatterjee/NurPhoto/Getty Images

Hyderabad, India (AP) -- A cyclone flooded parts of India's eastern coast with heavy rains and uprooted thousands of trees and power poles, knocking out electricity, before weakening to a deep depression Monday.

Heavy rains lashed the town of Kalingapatnam in Andhra Pradesh state on Sunday, swamping roads and marooning hundreds of villages, local official Shrikesh Lathkar said.