Bhubaneswar, Oct 11: Authorities have started large-scale evacuations in the coastal districts of Andhra Pradesh as Hudhud, a very severe cyclonic storm, heads to the state and neighbouring Odisha. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold a high-level meeting today evening to review preparedness for the approaching cyclone.
The cyclone is expected to make landfall around Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh on Sunday before noon, according to the Meteorological department.
vacuations have not started yet in Odisha, where 16 teams of the National Disaster Relief Force have been deployed. 300 temporary centres have also been set up while all local schools have been shut.