Fact Check: Old video of heavy rains in Hubli shared as Cyclone Asani lashing AP

A video of plastic chairs and tables being blown away by strong winds is being shared online with the claim that it shows Cyclone Asani in Andhra Pradesh. NDTV claimed that the video shows rain lashing parts of the Andhra coastline.

By Misha Rajani  Published on  14 May 2022 1:23 PM GMT
Fact Check: Old video of heavy rains in Hubli shared as Cyclone Asani lashing AP

Hyderabad: A video of plastic chairs and tables being blown away by strong winds is being shared online with the claim that it shows Cyclone Asani in Andhra Pradesh. NDTV claimed that the video shows rain lashing parts of the Andhra coastline.

Meanwhile, other social media users claimed that it shows the effect of the cyclone in Odisha.


FACT CHECK

In response to the tweet by NDTV, New Indian Express journalist Arunkumar Huralimath said the original video is from Hubli, Karnataka. He had posted the same video on 5 May and said it shows heavy rains at the Hubballi airport canteen.

Several other Twitter users had shared the same video on 5 May claiming that the video was taken in Hubli.

A local news website, Hubbali- Dharwar Infra, had tweeted a longer version of the video and also mentioned the location as the staff canteen at the Hubli airport. Other media organisations like the Hubbali Times and News18 had also claimed that the video is from the Hubbali airport canteen.

NewsMeter searched for the canteen at Hubli's airport on Google Maps and compared the visuals of the video with images available on Google Maps. In the viral video, an ice cream freezer with a poster of "Daily Day" can be seen. The picture in the viral video matches the image on Google for Hubli's airport canteen. Two poles of the canteen's shed and a white lamp post at the edge of the road are also seen.

It is clear that the viral video does not show visuals of Cyclone Asani in Andhra Pradesh or Odisha.

Claim Review:A video of Cyclone Asani in Andhra Pradesh or Odisha.
Claimed By:Twitter Users
Claim Reviewed By:Newsmeter
Claim Source:Twitter
Claim Fact Check:False
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