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MASSIVE RELIEF AND RESCUE OPERATION BY #SEWABHARATI IN CYCLONE HIT AP

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The cyclone, Hudhud, severely hit three districts of Andhra Pradesh, Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram and Srikakulam. Although, the north-east monsoon affects every year the coastal areas of Bay of Bengal during October-November, this year the devastation is huge. Visakhapatnam is the worst hit. 

The devastating winds started blewing from October 11 night with the speed ranging between 180-260 kmph, causing unimaginable damage to the greenery in the region. The fishermen lost their nets and boats in addition to their houses. The roof top of the city aerodrome blewn out completely. Houses were lifted and thrown several yards away. Several industries including the steel plant was paralysed. Nearly 6,000 electric poles in the city and 30,000 in the three districts along with several transformers either got bent, broke or were uprooted. Not a single street is found without fallen trees and uprooted electric poles. Communication towers were also blown off.

The government had taken excellent steps…