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Hudhud leaves a trail of destruction

Last updated on: October 14, 2014 15:52 IST
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Visakhapatnam and undertook an aerial survey of the affected areas on Tuesday afternoon. The prime minister was briefed on the extent of destruction, including the damage to infrastructure such as roads, railway lines, buildings, power and telecommunication lines. Photographs: SnapsIndia

Over 1.35 lakh people are taking shelter in relief camps. The port city of Visakhapatnam, which is the worst hit in the calamity, is limping back to normalcy. Photographs: SnapsIndia

 

The state government will provide 5 litres of kerosene, 50 kg rice, and 1 kg sugar for the fishermen and weavers whose work has been affected due to the calamity. Photographs: SnapsIndia

 

Visakhapatnam, a major industrial, educational and tourism hub in the east coast, is showing signs of returning to normalcy with workers removing debris lying strewn on streets. Photographs: SnapsIndia

 

Communication systems and electricity broke down in the city on Saturday night and people at many places are falling back on radio for updates on the weather. Photographs: SnapsIndia

 

The government is speaking to telecom service providers to see that the communication systems are restored at the earliest. Photographs: SnapsIndia

 

45,000 electric poles would be installed to restore power. Of this, 2000 poles have reached Vizag and restoration works are being carried out. Photographs: SnapsIndia

 

19 boats, 14 NDRF teams and 85 swimmers are on standby for emergency use in Vizag. Photographs: SnapsIndia

 

The Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation said that bus services to Visakhapatnam have been restored. Photographs: SnapsIndia

 

The Andhra Pradesh unit of Reliance Communications has set up a free call centre number 1949 for the assistance of the cyclone Hudhud and flood-affected people that will enable them to trace the mobile of the customer where it was seen last. Photographs: SnapsIndia

 

Heavy rains in the aftermath of cyclone Hudhud caused damage to tracks at a few locations in Vijayawada Division of South Central Railway. Photographs: SnapsIndia

 

With over 5 lakh people taking shelter in the relief camps, 50 tonnes of material from Vijayawada, 50 tonnes from Rajahmundry have been airlifted to provide food for people in the camps. Photographs: SnapsIndia

 

Prime Minister Modi directed top central officials to ensure there are no bottlenecks in relief and rescue operations in Andhra Pradesh and Odisha as he took stock of the situation of the two cyclone-hit states. Photographs: SnapsIndia

 

Gusty winds and heavy rains have ravaged the picturesque port city of Visakhapatnam, where the cyclone made landfall on Sunday, with uprooted trees, knocked down cell towers, transformers, hoardings and telephone poles blocking roads. Photographs: SnapsIndia

 

The worst hit port city of Visakhapatnam, home to a major naval base, resembled a war zone as tens of thousands of people in several districts were rendered homeless. Photographs: SnapsIndia
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