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In pictures: Cyclone Hudhud tears through India's east coast

Cyclone Hudhud lashed the eastern Indian coast on Sunday, leaving at least six people dead, three each in Andhra Pradesh and Odisha. Mass evacuation in the two states—over 400,000 people have been moved to relief camps— minimised loss of life, but the government is waiting for the storm to abate to assess the extent of damage. 282 more words

500,000 May Be Evacuated As Cyclone Hudhud Bears Down on Indian Coast

Some 150,000 people have been evacuated, and the final total could reach up to half a million, as a huge cyclone bears down on India’s eastern seaboard. 402 more words

World

Cyclone Hudhud: Andhra Pradesh's coastal districts on high alert

The cyclonic storm is expected to cross the Bay of Bengal coast on October 12 between Visakhapatnam in AP and Gopalpur in Odisha.

AP Chief Secretary I Y R Krishna Rao held a video-conference on Thursday with Collectors of coastal districts and reviewed the preparedness. 100 more words

Nation

Depression intensifies into Cyclone 'Hudhud'

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik reviewed the situation with concerned departments and said all preparation have been made on par with those made to deal with Cyclone Phailin last year. 269 more words

State News

H is for the Homeless

I was evacuated from my home once. It was several years ago and it was related to a fugitive hunt in my neighborhood. To say I was unprepared for such an event would be an understatement. 423 more words

India