Andhra Pradesh News

Cyclone Hudhud: Armed forces reposition resources in Andhra, Odisha

Responding to cyclone Hudhud, the armed forces on Sunday repositioned their resources to assist the civil administration to launch rescue and relief operations in the affected regions of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha.

Naidu gets call from PM enquiring about Hudhud, thanks Centre

Receiving a call from Prime Minister Narendra Modi enquiring about Cyclone Hudhud midway during a media briefing, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Sunday thanked him for Centre's assistance.

Cyclone Hudhud: Naidu seeks support from tech-users to help in rescue work

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, once the poster boy of IT promotion in the country, is now seeking to leverage modern communication technology through "crowd sourcing" to provide relief to the victims of cyclonic storm 'Hudhud' that struck coastal Andhra on Sunday.

PM assures Andhra Pradesh CM of all support as Hudhud strikes

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday promised Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu all possible assistance as Cyclone Hudhud made landfall leaving five persons dead in the state and neighbouring Odisha.

Four-year-old girl falls in borewell in AP; rescue efforts on

A four-year-old girl on Sunday fell in an open borewell at an agricultural field in neighbouring Ranga Reddy district, police said.

Food packets to cyclone affected areas from East Godavari

About one lakh food packets would be dispatched to cyclone-affected Visakhapatnam and other districts, East Godavari district collector Neetu Prasad said here today.

Naidu to leave for coastal Andhra

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister will leave for coastal Andhra Sunday evening to assess the destruction caused by cyclone Hudhud which crossed the coast near Visakhapatnam.

Cyclone Hudhud: IMD forecasts more damage in Vishakhapatnam

The Director General of Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), L.S. Rathore, on Sunday said that even as Cyclone Hudhud crosses over Vishakhapatnam but it will experience very heavy rain thereby causing damage in the city.

Hudhud: 90,000 people moved to relief camps in four districts

Andhra Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister N Chinarajappa said on Sunday that nearly 90,000 people have been shifted to relief camps in four cyclone Hudhud-hit districts.

SCR provides empty train rakes to shelter Hudhud-hit people

In a first of its kind measure, the South Central Railway has positioned four trains with 55 empty coaches at four major stations to serve as emergency shelters for meeting local requirements as a very severe cyclonic storm 'Hudhud' hit the Andhra coast.

Andhra Pradesh sets up control rooms

 The Andhra Pradesh government has set up control rooms at state and district levels and also a toll free number to provide information about cyclonic storm `Hudhud`, which will hit the state coast Sunday near Visakhapatnam.

AIS officials in AP, Telangana sore over cadre allocation

A section of All India Services officers of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana have expressed their dissatisfaction over the manner in which cadre allocation exercise was undertaken by a six-member committee headed by former Central Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) Pratyush Sinha.

Cyclone Hudhud: List of cancelled, curtailed trains

As cyclone "Hudhud" advances towards Odisha and Andhra Pradesh, railways have cancelled the movement of about 40 trains between Bhubaneswar and Visakhapatnam and diverted many trains to other routes for safety.

Over 2 lakh evacuated as 'Hudhud' set to hit Andhra, Odisha coasts
Over 2 lakh evacuated as 'Hudhud' set to hit Andhra, Odisha coasts

Over two lakh people living in and around the vulnerable coastal districts of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha have been evacuated with ' set to hit the two states on Sunday with winds gusting up to 195 kmph.

Cyclone Hudhud: Coast Guard takes all precautionary measures

Coast Guard Eastern region has taken all precautionary measures to face Cyclone Hudhud, expected to reach the northern coastline around Visakhapatnam tomorrow, Commander Coast Guard Eastern region, Inspector General, Satya Prakash Sharma.

'Hudhud': NDRF airlifts large cutters, increases teams to 44

The National Disaster Relief Force is airlifting a number of large metal and wood cutters from here to Andhra Pradesh and Odisha, the states expected to be hit by Cyclone 'Hudhud', and has increased the strength of its relief teams on standby from 39 to 44.

Cyclone Hudhud to touch 195 kmph speed on Sunday morning

Hours before it makes its landfall near Visakhapatnam tomorrow noon, cyclone Hudhud will attain its top speed of 195 kmph early morning, the IMD said on Saturday.

Precautionary steps taken to minimise Cyclone Hudhud impact

All precautionary steps have been taken in and around the city anticipating Cyclone Hudhud, Rajahmundry Sub-Collector V Vijayarama Rao said here on Saturday.

Cyclone 'Hudhud': Centre takes stock of relief preparedness

The National Crisis Management Committee on Saturday took stock of the preparedness of various state and central government agencies in view of Cyclone 'Hudhud' which is expected to hit Andhra Pradesh and Odisha coasts tomorrow.

Cyclone Hudhud brings back memories of last year's Phailin

It was exactly a year ago that Cyclone Phailin, comparable to the magnitude of Cyclone Hudhud, hit the north coastal districts of Andhra Pradesh leaving two dead and heavy loss of crops.

Andhra power utilities take steps to deal with cyclone impact

Power utilities of Andhra Pradesh are fully geared up to face any eventuality arising out of cyclone 'Hudhud' which is on course to hit the Visakhapatnam coast by Sunday afternoon.

Centre allocates IAS, IPS, IFoS officers for Telangana, AP

 The Centre has okayed allocation of IAS, IPS and IFoS officers for the newly-formed state of Telangana and residuary Andhra Pradesh.

Cyclone Hudhud: Odisha deploys NDRF, set to evacuate 3.5 lakh people

With the meteorological department issuing warning on the "very severe cyclonic storm" set to hit the coast near Visakhapatnam on Sunday, Odisha government on Friday deployed NDRF and ODRF to evacuate around 3.5 lakh people.

Hudhud ready to slam Odisha, Andhra Pradesh; 38 trains cancelled on Oct 12
Hudhud ready to slam Odisha, Andhra Pradesh; 38 trains cancelled on Oct 12

Authorities in Odisha and Andhra Pradesh on Friday ordered evacuation of people from coastal areas and deployed rescued teams at vulnerable points as cyclone Hudhud intensified into a "very severe" cyclonic storm due to hit the two states on October 12.

Rajnath speaks to CMs of Odisha, Andhra on cyclone preparedness

With cyclone 'Hudhud' fast approaching the states of Odisha, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh Friday spoke to the chief ministers of the three states on the steps being taken to deal with the situation.

Rajnath speaks to CMs of Odisha, Andhra on cyclone preparedness

With cyclone 'Hudhud' fast approaching the states of Odisha, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh Friday spoke to the chief ministers of the three states on the steps being taken to deal with the situation.

Approaching cyclone being monitored: Rajnath

Home Minister Rajnath Singh Friday said that the government is constantly monitoring the progress of a cyclonic storm that is likely to hit Odisha and Andhra Pradesh.

Cyclone Hudhud to hit Visakhapatnam coast on Oct 12, wind speed to touch 155 kmph
Cyclone Hudhud to hit Visakhapatnam coast on Oct 12, wind speed to touch 155 kmph

Cyclone Hudhud is now 530 kilometres from Visakhapatnam, on course to make landfall on Oct 12.

Limestone mining lease to Jagan's company declared lapsed

Dealing another blow to YSR Congress President Y S Jaganmohan Reddy, the Andhra Pradesh government Thursday officially declared as "lapsed" the limestone mining lease granted to his Saraswathi Power and Industries Limited in Guntur district of the state.

Cyclone Hudhud to take 'very severe' turn, to make landfall near Visakhapatnam in AP
Cyclone Hudhud to take 'very severe' turn, to make landfall near Visakhapatnam in AP

Cyclonic storm Hudhud will turn take a "very severe" turn in the next 12 hours, bringing with itself very heavy rainfall and gusty winds as it inches closer to the coast, the MeT department has said.