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Cyclone Phet Kills 33 In Northern Arabian Sea Region June 11, 2010
Satellite Image of Cyclone Phet
The spiral bands of Cyclone Phet can be seen swirling just outside the Persian Gulf, visible on the left.
The death toll from rare and powerful Cyclone Phet reached 21 in Oman and at least 12 in Pakistan.

The storm formed over the Arabian Sea, then triggered disastrous flooding and wind damage in Oman, where damage estimates reached near $1 billion.

Before Phet's arrival, Omani authorities evacuated hotels along the east coast and airlifted the residents of Masirah island to the mainland.

Photo: NASA MODIS Rapid Response System