Cyclone Hudhud hits east India's coastal areas
October 12 , 2014
Cyclone Hudhud hit India’s eastern coast on Sunday, leading to the evacuation of around 300,000 people. Two people have reportedly died in the state of Andhra Pradesh, which along with Orissa is the worst hit by the storm.
The cyclone, with wind speeds of up to 120 mph, has been classified as “very severe” and uprooted hundreds of trees in the two states. Power has been disrupted in many areas.
Visakhapatnam, a busy coastal city of Andhra Pradesh, looked deserted as most people stayed indoors.
The navy is on stand-by to help in rescue efforts, reports said.