NEW DELHI — A massive cyclone came ashore along the eastern coast of India about 9 p.m. Saturday, flooding homes throughout the region and leading authorities to move more than 800,000 people inland, one of the largest such evacuations in India’s history.
The storm’s maximum sustained winds were about 124 miles per hour with gusts reaching 150 miles per hour, according to Indian officials.
At least five people were killed in the coastal city of Gopalpur because of heavy rain and high winds before the storm made landfall, officials said. The storm was expected to drop up to 10 inches of rain over the next two days in some areas. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
Material from the Associated Press was used in this report.