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
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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. 401 more words
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