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Fact Check: Video of storm from Karnataka viral with false claims

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A video of a storm was shared on social media claiming to be a glimpse of the cyclone Asani in Orissa and Andhra Pradesh. In an investigation, it was found that the video is from Hubbali, Karnataka.

A video of a heavy storm was tweeted by Twitter user @maagai.

The Tweet claimed that this was the cyclone 'Asani', happening in Gopalpur, Orissa. It further stated that the cyclone is moving towards Machilipatnam, Andhra Pradesh.

On May 11, NDTV's Twitter handle @ndtv Tweeted the video on May 11, claiming that this was the cyclone Asani. The Tweet said "Rain Lashes Parts Of Andhra Coastline As #CycloneAsani Approaches." 

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Responding to NDTV's tweet, journalist @Arunkumar_TNIE shared the video he posted on May 5, with the caption "#Hubballi #RainyThursday Heavy rains at Hubballi airport canteen".

A report by Hubballi Times, a local news outlet of Hubbali, had an article titled: "Strong Wind Causes Chairs, Tables Fly". The article featured the viral video. 

News18 published an article about the storm on May 7 titled "Tables, Chairs Go Flying Through Air Near Hubballi Airport During Storm". The article featured Tweets of the footage of the storm.

In conclusion, the video of the storm is not from Orissa and Andhra Pradesh as some Tweets have claimed. The footage is from the airport canteen at Hubbali, Karnataka.

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