In what came as a relief for Odisha, cyclone ‘Hudhud’ did not cause much damage in the state as was expected by the meteorological experts. Heavy rain and stormy winds were experienced in southern parts of the state, triggering flood fears in Bansdhara, Rushikulya and Nagavali rivers but no loss to life and major damage to property was reported.
ANDHRA FACES HUDHUDS BRUNT BUT CYCLONE SPARES ODISHA
Over 1.60 lakh people were evacuated and provided shelter at 1,690 buildings in the state, with Gajapati district shifting the maximum number of about 57,000 people, to safer places to prevent human casualty during the storm.
As the very severe cyclonic storm ripped through parts of Andhra, tidal surge was reported from certain coastal pockets in Odisha, including Puri and Rajnagar. Trees and electric poles were uprooted at some places, especially Pottangi in Koraput district. Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik has assured Andhra CM Chandrababu Naidu of all help to restore normalcy in the neighbouring state