Cyclone Hudhud Batters Andhra Pradesh

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Oct 14, 2014
16:14 (IST)
PM Announces Rs 1,000 Crores for Andhra Pradesh
He surveyed the damage to Visakhapatnam in an aircraft, said "We stand with Andhra Pradesh government in this hour of crisis."
Oct 14, 2014
15:30 (IST)
PM Modi After Aerial Survey of Cyclone-Hit Areas
  • We're with the people of Andhra Pradesh and Vizag
  • Technology was useful in tackling the crisis
  • The Centre and state governments worked with perfect minute-to-minute coordination
Oct 14, 2014
15:27 (IST)

Oct 14, 2014
13:58 (IST)

Oct 13, 2014
13:45 (IST)
Senior Andhra Pradesh officials to NDTV on Cyclone Hudhud's impact on the state:

  • Equipment of the Indian Meteorological Department got destroyed where the eye of the storm was at Kailashgiri 
  • 70-80 per cent trees in Vizag destroyed.
  • Critical installations are safe
  • Rail service has been restored. Air services are non-functional
  • Vijayawada- Vizag highway has been cleared
  • Relief centres will continue as many people have lost their homes
  • Vizag virtually needs to be rebuilt.
  • Damage to properties on beach road

Oct 13, 2014
11:36 (IST)
Planes of the Indian Navy have started operations at the Visakhapatnam airport while Air Force planes are expected to land shortly.
Oct 13, 2014
10:58 (IST)
Cyclone Hudhud: Vizag wakes up to no rain, but is a city torn apart (Read More)


Oct 13, 2014
08:51 (IST)
Flight services at the Visakhapatnam airport are still suspended.


Oct 13, 2014
08:39 (IST)
Nearly 1,35,000 evacuated in Andhra Pradesh, phone lines in Vizag still not working, according to the state's Disaster Management Department

In Odisha, 2,33,271 people have been evacuated and shifted to 2,029 shelters. It is raining in some places, wind condition is normal.
Oct 13, 2014
08:37 (IST)
This is what the Visakhapatnam airport looks like in the aftermath of Cyclone Hudhud.


Oct 13, 2014
08:18 (IST)
Negligible rain and calm winds at Visakhapatnam. Large number of trees have been uprooted and power supply cables have snapped. The runway at Visakhapatnam airport is being cleared to resume flight operations: Indian Navy
Oct 13, 2014
08:09 (IST)
UPDATE: Cyclone Hudhud Kills 6, Visakhapatnam is Pounded: 10 Developments (Read More)


Oct 13, 2014
07:52 (IST)
Cyclone Hudhud has turned into a deep depression and lies over Jagdalpur in Chhattisgarh. Wind speeds are in the range of 50-70 kmph.
Oct 13, 2014
07:27 (IST)
Cyclone Hudhud Kills 6, Visakhapatnam is Pounded: 10 Developments
Six people have been reportedly killed in Andhra Pradesh and Odisha by Cyclone Hudhud which pounded Visakhapatnam with relentless force on Sunday.


Oct 12, 2014
22:53 (IST)
Severe Damage From Hudhud: Chandrababu Naidu
Watch Severe Damage From Hudhud: Chandrababu Naidu Video on NDTV.com. As Cyclone Hudhud hit Visakhapatnam on the coast of Andhra Pradesh on Sunday, Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu spoke to NDTV on the situation on ground. Mr Naidu said that he has asked the Centre to declare national calamity.
Oct 12, 2014
19:43 (IST)

Oct 12, 2014
19:36 (IST)
Cyclone Hudhud: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu Seeks Support From Tech-Users
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 Cyclone Hudhud which struck coastal Andhra today.
Oct 12, 2014
19:35 (IST)
Hudhud Loses Steam, Met Department Says Time to Focus on Relief in Visakhapatnam
Cyclone Hudhud has passed over Vishakhapatnam. Almost. As it goes deeper inland, the 195-km per hour windspeed has gone down to 120 kmph, and it is set to reduce further over the next six hours.
Oct 12, 2014
18:57 (IST)
Cyclone Hudhud loses speed; winds now blowing at 120-130 kmph, says Met department: Press Trust of India
Oct 12, 2014
17:12 (IST)
Tidal waves hit the beach as Cyclone Hudhud reaches the port city of Visakhapatnam on Sunday. (PTI)



Fishermen run against the wind as trees were uprooted and power cables snapped. (PTI)




Oct 12, 2014
16:56 (IST)
Lost Radar Link, Analysing Hudhud Damages, Chandrababu Naidu Tells PM Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu by phone and enquired about the cyclone 'Hudhud', which hit the Andhra coast near Vizag Sunday.
Oct 12, 2014
16:50 (IST)
Empty Train Coaches Serve as Cyclone Relief Centres in Andhra Pradesh
The South Central Railway has pitched in to provide cyclone relief centres - positioning four trains with 55 empty coaches at four key stations in a first-of-its-kind effort.


Oct 12, 2014
16:43 (IST)

Oct 12, 2014
16:36 (IST)

Oct 12, 2014
16:20 (IST)
Since Saturday, 52 trains and all flights to and from the two states of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh stand cancelled owing to Cyclone Hudhud. With trees and electric poles falling, the National Highway 16 is blocked.
Oct 12, 2014
16:04 (IST)
A man, right, rushes to help as another rescues a woman who fell due to strong tidal waves on the Bay of Bengal coast at Gopalpur, Odisha (Picture courtesy: Associated Press)


Oct 12, 2014
15:35 (IST)

Oct 12, 2014
15:29 (IST)

Oct 12, 2014
15:19 (IST)
Here is a map showing the observed and forecast tracks of Cyclone Hudhud.




Oct 12, 2014
15:12 (IST)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to Chandrababu Naidu, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, as Cyclone Hudhud made landfall in the state. He assured Mr Naidu of all possible assistance in relief and rescue operations: Press Information Bureau
Oct 12, 2014
14:37 (IST)
'We have to monitor very closely in the next three-four hours. We are continuously evacuating people': N Chandrababu Naidu, chief minister of Andhra Pradesh to NDTV.
Oct 12, 2014
14:28 (IST)
Update from National Disaster Response Force (NDRF): As part of relief and rescue efforts for Cyclone Hudhud, the NDRF "has deployed 42 rescue and relief teams (24 in Andhra Pradesh and 18 in Odisha) comprising 1,775 rescuers. Teams are equipped with 214 rescue boats and placed in the vulnerable locations, which were identified by the respective state governments."
Oct 12, 2014
14:24 (IST)
The tail of Cyclone Hudhud is currently passing through Visakhapatnam, aided by strong and gusty winds
Oct 12, 2014
14:20 (IST)

Oct 12, 2014
13:34 (IST)

Oct 12, 2014
13:33 (IST)
Strong winds are blowing in Ganjam district of Odisha before the arrival of Cyclone Hudhud.


Oct 12, 2014
13:22 (IST)

Oct 12, 2014
13:20 (IST)
Update: In Odisha, 92,882 people have been evacuated and moved to 790 safety shelters across nine districts.
Oct 12, 2014
13:08 (IST)

Oct 12, 2014
13:08 (IST)

Oct 12, 2014
12:44 (IST)

Oct 12, 2014
12:31 (IST)

Oct 12, 2014
12:28 (IST)
Relief and rescue operations in Visakhapatnam are crucial: IMD
Oct 12, 2014
12:21 (IST)
Cyclone Hudhud will lose its intensity once it crosses the Andhra Pradesh coast. Because of a mountainous terrain, the cyclone will lose 50 percent of its intensity in the next six hours: IMD
Oct 12, 2014
12:19 (IST)
Aircrafts will be able to operate tomorrow morning over the city of Visakhapatnam: IMD
Oct 12, 2014
12:17 (IST)
So far, in Visakhapatnam, the maximum sustained wind is between 170km/hour - 180 km/hour and gusting at a speed of 195 km/hr: IMD
Oct 12, 2014
12:09 (IST)
In southern Odisha, there will be heavy rain. Malkangiri, Koraput, Kalahandi, Kandhamal, Ganjam and Gajapati are some of the places that will be affected by Cyclone Hudhud: IMD
Oct 12, 2014
12:02 (IST)
Two people were killed in rain-related incidents in Visakhapatnam and Srikakulam districts under influence of Cyclone Hudhud, says Andhra Pradesh government: Press Trust of India
Oct 12, 2014
11:57 (IST)

Oct 12, 2014
11:54 (IST)

Oct 12, 2014
11:51 (IST)
Three districts of Srikakulam, Vizianagaram and East Godavari in Andhra Pradesh are likely to be affected the most by Cyclone Hudhud
Oct 12, 2014
11:50 (IST)
Cyclone Hudhud causes damage in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh


Oct 12, 2014
11:42 (IST)

Oct 12, 2014
11:37 (IST)
Coastal regions of Andhra Pradesh are now experiencing top-speed winds: Met Department
Oct 12, 2014
11:27 (IST)
Cyclone Hudhud makes landfall in Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh.
Oct 12, 2014
11:22 (IST)
Update from India Meteorological Department: "Eye will appear over land within 10 minutes. The region experiencing EYE will experience clear weather for a temporary period for about half an hour to one hour and then will again experience disastrous weather with similar strong wind of 170 -180 kmph gusting upto 195 kmph with reversal of wind direction. Therefore, people should continue to remain in safe place."

Oct 12, 2014
11:12 (IST)
Strong winds and heavy rain in Ganjam district of Odisha, reports NDTV's Alok Pandey.
Oct 12, 2014
11:11 (IST)
Cyclone Hudhud is expected to make landfall near Visakhapatnam shortly.


Oct 12, 2014
11:05 (IST)
Edge of Cyclone Hudhud crosses Andhra coast
Oct 12, 2014
10:53 (IST)
Meanwhile, in Visakhapatnam city, heavy rain and winds cause massive uprooting of trees.


Oct 12, 2014
10:42 (IST)
Rear Admiral SK Grewal: Leading edge has crossed land just north of Vishakapatnam, eye of the storm still 20 kilometres away. You can say it is making landfall now,  windspeed is 200 kmph. Gusting and raining.

(Picture courtesy: Indian Navy)


Oct 12, 2014
10:32 (IST)
Leading edge of Cyclone Hudhud crossing the coast of Visakhapatnam now; wind speed 190 kmph: Indian Navy
Oct 12, 2014
10:00 (IST)
Cyclone Hudhud is currently 45 kilometres off the coast of Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh. Likely to make landfall off north of Visakhapatnam between 10:30 am and 11:30 am.

44 teams of the National Disaster Response Force have been deployed for rescue and relief; highways remain blocked.

Helpline numbers: New Delhi- 011-23093563, 23093566; Odisha -1948, Andhra Pradesh -1949
Oct 12, 2014
09:42 (IST)
Oct 12, 2014
09:22 (IST)
Nearly 4 lakh people have been evacuated to safer places in Odisha and Andhra Pradesh as Cyclone Hudhud is just hours away from hitting the eastern coast.

Relief and rescue agencies like the Coast Guard, NDRF have been put on standby.

Air, railway and road traffic services across Visakhapatnam have been severely affected.
Oct 12, 2014
09:10 (IST)
Fisherwomen near Podampeta village in Ganjam district of Odisha watch the sea waves before evacuating the place as Cyclone Hudhud approaches. (Picture courtesy: Associated Press)


Oct 12, 2014
08:57 (IST)
Update: Cyclone Hudhud is 70 kilometres away from Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh. It is expected to make landfall around noon today.

(Picture courtesy: Agence France Presse)


Oct 12, 2014
08:41 (IST)

In Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, trees have been uprooted and electricity lines snapped as heavy winds and rain hammer the city. National Highway 16 is blocked.

Oct 12, 2014
08:00 (IST)

Oct 12, 2014
07:58 (IST)
Strong winds and heavy rainfall have started in Ganjam district of Odisha, NDTV's Alok Pandey reports.
Oct 12, 2014
07:37 (IST)
Update: Cyclone Hudhud expected to make landfall near Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh today between 10:30 am - 11:30 am. Wind speeds may reach 180 kmph.
Oct 12, 2014
05:03 (IST)
NDRF Airlifts Metal and Wood Cutters, Increases Standby Teams to 44
The National Disaster Relief Force is airlifting a number of large metal and wood cutters from New Delhi 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.
Oct 12, 2014
04:18 (IST)
Over 1.5 Lakh People Evacuated in Five Districts of Andhra Pradesh
More than 1.5 lakh people have been evacuated from vulnerable areas of five coastal districts of Andhra Pradesh which are expected to be hit by heavy rainfall under the impact of very severe cyclonic storm 'Hudhud' that is due to have a landfall near Visakhapatnam around noon today.
Oct 12, 2014
01:40 (IST)
Cyclone Hudhud: PM Narendra Modi Chairs Emergency Meeting
As heavy rains accompanied by winds lashed parts of north coastal Andhra Pradesh on Saturday evening, Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired an emergency high-level meeting to review the preparedness for Cyclone Hudhud.
Oct 12, 2014
01:34 (IST)
Cyclone Hudhud Expected to Make Landfall Today; Ensure 'Zero Casualties,' Says PM Narendra Modi
Thousands have been evacuated from the coastal districts of Andhra Pradesh as Hudhud, described as a "very severe cyclonic storm", barrels towards the state and neighbouring Odisha.
Oct 11, 2014
21:04 (IST)
PM Modi chairs high-level meeting to review preparedness for Cyclone Hudhud, which is expected to make landfall near Visakhapatnam tomorrow
Oct 11, 2014
16:32 (IST)
Blog: How a One-room House on Odisha Coast is Bracing for Cyclone Hudhud
For Cyclone Hudhud, these villagers are bracing for the worst but say it can't be worse than Cyclone Phailin perhaps, reports NDTV's Alok Pandey.


Oct 11, 2014
16:26 (IST)
Andhra Pradesh Seeks Satellite Pictures From ISRO
With cyclonic storm Hudhud set to hit Andhra Pradesh, the state government today requested the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) to provide satellite pictures of the coastal region.
Oct 11, 2014
16:18 (IST)
Odisha government begins evacuation ahead of Cyclone Hudhud's expected landfall tomorrow in coastal Andhra Pradesh.

(Picture courtesy: Associated Press)


Oct 11, 2014
15:05 (IST)
Cyclone Hudhud, expected to make landfall in Andhra Pradesh tomorrow, has reportedly picked up speed from 120-130 kmph to 155-165 kmph.
Oct 11, 2014
14:23 (IST)
Dark clouds cover the sky as Vishakhapatnam district in Andhra Pradesh braces for Cyclone Hudhud, expected to make landfall tomorrow.


Oct 11, 2014
14:08 (IST)
The East Coast Railway has decided to cancel the services of 38 trains on the Bhubaneswar-Visakhapatnam route from 6 am tomorrow in view of the approaching Cyclone Hudhud.
Oct 11, 2014
13:50 (IST)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will chair a high-level meeting today to review preparedness for Cyclone Hudhud, which is expected to make landfall tomorrow.
Oct 11, 2014
13:48 (IST)
Teams comprising of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), Navy and Army have been deployed for relief and rescue efforts in Andhra Pradesh as Cyclone Hudhud approaches.
Oct 11, 2014
13:47 (IST)
Three northern coastal districts of Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram and Srikakulam in Andhra Pradesh likely to be affected the most by Cyclone Hudhud
Oct 11, 2014
13:45 (IST)
Around 4.5 lakh people are expected to be evacuated from 500 villages in Andhra Pradesh before Cyclone Hudhud makes landfall tomorrow.
Oct 11, 2014
13:33 (IST)
Cyclone Hudhud: Evacuations Begin in Coastal Andhra Pradesh
Authorities have started large-scale evacuations in the coastal districts of Andhra Pradesh as Hudhud, a very severe cyclonic storm, heads to the state and neighbouring Odisha.
Oct 10, 2014
12:45 (IST)
Cyclone Hudhud Will Intensify in the Next Few Hours
Hudhud is expected to turn into a very severe cyclonic storm in a few hours, bringing heavy rain and gusting winds as it inches closer to the coast of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha.
Oct 10, 2014
12:38 (IST)

Oct 09, 2014
20:31 (IST)
Cyclone Hudhud: Naveen Patnaik Seeks Help of Air Force, Writes to Defence Minister Jaitley
With cyclonic storm "Hudhud" approaching the coast, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today urged Union Defence Minister Arun Jaitley to issue instructions to Indian Air Force (IAF) to remain ready to extend support to the state administration.
Oct 09, 2014
20:31 (IST)
Andhra Pradesh Braces For Cyclone Hudhud, Evacuations Are Planned
The government in Andhra Pradesh is stocking shelters with rations, deploying disaster response forces and prepping for the possible need for mass evacuations as an increasingly powerful cyclone hurtles towards India's southeast coast.
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