After the landfall, the cyclone re-emerged in northern Bay of Bengal and was heading towards Balasore in Orissa. Weather officials said the course of Laila was not unusual as there were precedents of cyclones re-emerging on sea after landfall. "We are still assessing the damages caused by the cyclone in coastal Andhra," a top official in the disaster management department said in Hyderabad.
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Image: Fishermen struggle to pack their nets on a beach in Vishakhapatnam on May 20, 2010, in the path of Cyclone Laila. A severe cyclone packing winds of 110 kilometres an hour closed in on India's southeast coast as tens of thousands of people evacuated their homes fearing major storm damage.