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Heavy Rains Pound Eastern India after Cyclone Kills 24

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An Indian fisherman walks near the anchored fishing boats as strong winds blow a day after a powerful cyclone pounded the Bay of Bengal coast in Gopalpur, Orissa, about 285 kilometers (178 miles) north east of Visakhapatnam, India, Monday, Oct. 13, 2014.

An Indian fisherman walks near the anchored fishing boats as strong winds blow a day after a powerful cyclone pounded the Bay of Bengal coast in Gopalpur, Orissa, about 285 kilometers (178 miles) north east of Visakhapatnam, India, Monday, Oct. 13, 2014.

A cyclone that killed at least 24 people as it swept through eastern India continues to dump rain inland after being downgraded to a tropical depression.

India's National Disaster Management Authority is warning six states that they will face continued heavy rain from Tuesday through Thursday.

Cyclone Hudhud made landfall at the port city of Visakhapatnam on Sunday with winds of up to 195 kilometers per hour.

The storm knocked down trees and power lines and ripped the roofs off homes in Andhra Pradesh and Orissa states, where authorities said more than 15,000 people were rescued and at least 400,000 had been evacuated ahead of the storm. Officials said most of the deaths were due to the collapse of poorly constructed buildings.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is due to visit the area Tuesday.

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