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Tropical Cyclone Chapala batters Mukalla, Yemen, on Monday, Nov. 2, 2015.  The day before, the rare and rapidly intensifying cyclone killed one person and injured nine Sunday on the remote Yemeni island of Socotra as it moved toward the Yemeni mainland, local security officials said. (Mohammed Bazahier/ AP Photo)
Tropical Cyclone Chapala batters Mukalla, Yemen, on Monday, Nov. 2, 2015. The day before, the rare and rapidly intensifying cyclone killed one person and injured nine Sunday on the remote Yemeni island of Socotra as it moved toward the Yemeni mainland, local security officials said. (Mohammed Bazahier/ AP Photo)
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A tropical cyclone made landfall on the southern coast of Yemen Tuesday. The storm could bring as much as 20 inches of rain in two days to a region that typically only gets four inches of rain in a year.

Yemen is one of the poorest countries in the Arab world and it's in the midst of a civil war. Here & Now's Peter O'Dowd speaks with Reuters reporter Noah Browning, who is in Dubai.

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This segment aired on November 3, 2015.

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