Visakhapatnam is experiencing wind at 170-180 km/hr as Cyclone Hudhud makes a landfall at the Andhra Pradesh coast. Eye of the storm has hit the coast of Andhra Pradesh. Not only Vizag, but the adjoining areas will be hit by rains and heavy wind, CNN IBN reported. “Communication lines have been down since Saturday night. Electricity and water supply has also been turned off,” said a local resident.
Although the Met department said that soon Hudhud will lose intensity.
Trees have been uprooted and two people have been reported dead in the area. According to the Met department, there will be a lull for about an hour before the storm intensifies againin Visakhapatnam and surrounding areas. Heavy rainfull will continue for the next couple of days in neighbouring states like West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh, Telangana and eastern Madhya Pradesh.
Odisha is not caught in the eye of the storm but the southern districts of state will get very heavy rainfall in the next 48 hours.
Helpline numbers released for Hudhud are: 08455885999, for Railway helpline– 01123342954, 23341072, 23341074.