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More than 1.5 lakh evacuated in four districts of Andhra Pradesh

HYDERABAD: Reclassified as a "very severe cyclonic storm" by the India Meteorological Department (IMD), Hudhud continued to gather force ahead of reaching Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh by Sunday.

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The Severe Cyclonic Storm ‘ HUDHUD ’ over west central Bay of Bengal moved north westwards , intensified into a very severe cyclonic storm and lay
centered at 1 4 30 hrs IST of today, the 10th October 2014 near latitude 15.0 ºN and longitude 86.8 ºE about 470 km east - southeast of Visakhapatnam and 5 2 0 km south - southeast of Gopalpur . The system would move west - northwestwards and cross n orth Andhra Pradesh coast around Visakhapatnam
by the forenoon of 12 th October 2014. Download IMD Press Release released, 10 Oct 2014 on Cyclone Hudhud.

Air Currents From Coast To Dump Pollutants Over Plains

Disaster response teams have started arriving in Andhra Pradesh, while Army and Air Force also have offered help as the State gets ready to meet the threat of cyclone ‘Hudhud’ in coastal districts

Unlike Phailin, which had hit the Odisha coast last year on October 13 and also brought major climatic aberration following heavy rainfall in Bihar and Jharkhand, cyclone Hudhud is unlikely to have

South Odisha to be affected; people relatively relieved

BHUBANESWAR India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - India began stocking shelters with rations, deploying disaster response forces and planning mass evacuations as an increasingly powerful cyclone hur

The weather department has warned of extensive damage in the coastal areas of Orissa and Andhra Pradesh, including possible disruption of power and communication lines, due to the approaching “seve