Cyclone Phailin: Heavy rain lashes Andhra Pradesh

Updated: October 11, 2013 10:45 IST
Cyclonic storm "Phailin", classified as "very severe" by the weather department, is expected to hit Andhra Pradesh on Saturday.
Cyclone Phailin: Heavy rain lashes Andhra Pradesh
Heavy rainfall lashed parts of coastal Andhra Pradesh on Friday. Cyclone Phailin is expected to hit the state tomorrow. Currently winds are touching a high speed of 220 km per hour.

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Cyclone Phailin: Heavy rain lashes Andhra Pradesh
The Army, Navy and Air Force are on standby in both Odisha and Andhra Pradesh for emergency and relief operations.

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Cyclone Phailin: Heavy rain lashes Andhra Pradesh
Government holidays have been cancelled for the next month.

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Cyclone Phailin: Heavy rain lashes Andhra Pradesh
Lakhs of government employees in Andhra Pradesh from other departments who have been on strike have also said that they will help with any relief and rehabilitation work by temporarily returning to work if the cyclone hits.

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