Live: Uprooted trees, electric poles tell tale of Hudhud impact

Live: Uprooted trees, electric poles tell tale of Hudhud impact

Live: Uprooted trees, electric poles tell tale of Hudhud impact

Nearly 4 lakh people have been evacuated to safer places in Odisha and Andhra Pradesh as Cyclone Hudhud sweeps the eastern coast.

Rail, air and road traffic has been severely affected across the two states. NDRF, Navy and coast gaurd have been put on standby for rescue and relief work.

7:42 PM: Cyclone Hudhud, which made a landfall in Andhra Pradesh this noon, lost its intensity by evening as it moved further 60 km northwest of Visakhapatnam, the IMD said.  Hudhud loses intensity

5: 28 PM:   Cyclone Hudhud loses speed; winds now blowing at 120-130 kmph: IMD

4: 10 PM: Andhra Pradesh government is making efforts to prevent loss of life and aiming to provide quick relief to people affected by the very severe cyclonic storm 'Hudhud' that battered the coastal districts, Says Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu. Govt is trying to prevent casualties, provide quick relief: CM

3: 54 PM:  Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu has appealed to people to upload pictures and videos of uprooted trees, breached roads, damaged crops and inundated areas. Andhra takes people's help to assess cyclone damage

3:40 PM:  Nearly 90,000 people have been shifted to relief camps in four cyclone Hudhud-hit districts.   Hudhud: 90,000 people moved to relief camps in four districts

3:30 PM: In a first of its kind measure, the South Central Railway has positioned four trains with 55 empty coaches at four major stations to serve as emergency shelters for meeting local requirements as a very severe cyclonic storm 'Hudhud' hit the Andhra coast. SCR provides empty train rakes to shelter Hudhud-hit people

3:20 PM:  Cyclone Hudhud: SWR cancels 62 trains, diverts 51 others

2:55 PM: Five killed in AP, Odisha, normal life hit

2:30 PM: After a brief lull cyclone picks up speed again, reaches speed of 180 km/hr

2 :20 PM: Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu by phone and enquired about the cyclone 'Hudhud', which hit the Andhra coast near Vizag Sunday. PM speaks to Andhra CM on cyclone

2 :05 PM: Worst phase of cyclone Hudhud over as epicenter of the storm has entered land now: IMD

1 :45 PM: Three persons were killed in rain-related incidents as cyclone Hudhud crossed the Visakhapatnam coast today uprooting trees and damaging power lines. Three killed as cyclone Hudhud crosses Andhra coast

1 :20 PM: NDRF rushes additional teams to Vishakhapatnam; total 13 teams in the district now

12: 35 PM: PMO monitoring situation arising out of the cyclone on an hourly basis: IMD Chief

12: 33 PM: Heavy rainfall in Odisha

12: 25 PM: Wind speed to reduce by 50% by the evening: IMD

12: 23 PM: Chhattisgarh, MP and Eastern UP also to see rainfall: IMD

12: 18 PM: First video of Hudhud from Visakapatnam 

12: 15 PM: Hudhud crossing Vizag at speed of 170-180 kmph gusting up to 190 kmph: IMD

12:00 PM: Wind speed currently between 170-195 kmph. Centre of the storm is around 25km away off Vizag coastline: IMD
11: 52 AM: Cyclone Hudhud: Reports of trees felled by strond winds in Odisha

11: 35 AM: Two persons were killed in separate rain-related incidents in Visakhapatnam and Srikakulam districts of coastal Andhra Pradesh today as the very severe cyclonic storm Hudhud triggered heavy downpour in the region. Hudhud: 2 killed in rain-related incidents in costal AP

11: 27 AM: Cyclone Hudhud makes landfall in Andhra Pradesh coast: IMD

11: 20 AM: Though the very severe cyclonic storm is likely to make a landfall near Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh, Odisha government has braced for the calamity and kept Army teams and choppers on standby for rescue and relief operations besides deploying NDRF and ODRAF personnel. Heavy rains lash parts of Odisha, over 45,000 people evacuated

11: 15 AM: Two killed in rain related incidents in Visakapatnam and Srikakulam districts

11: 11 AM: Five diving teams have been dispatched to Srikakulam for rescue and relief operations by the Navy

11: 05 AM: Cyclone Hudhud touches Visakapatnam coast

10: 40 AM:  Teams of the National Disaster Response Force have been deployed for rescue and relief

10: 25 AM: Hudhud currently 45 kms from Vizag, moving at at speed of 15 km/hr

10:05 AM: Current wind speed around 120 km/hr expected to increase to 170-180 km/hr with gusts of 195 kms/hr expected at the time of landfall.

09: 30 AM: Cyclone Hudhud 60 kms from Andhra Pradesh coast: IMD 

09:00 AM: Wind speed reaching 70-80 kmph gusting to 90 kmph would prevail along and off north Andhra Pradesh and south Odisha coasts this morning. Strong winds, heavy rains in costal AP ahead of Hudhud strike  

08: 30 AM: Helpline numbers: New Delhi- 011-23093563, 23093566; Odisha -1948, Andhra Pradesh -1949

08: 40 AM: With winds gusting up to 195 kmph at the landfall, “Hudhud” is likely to damage old buildings, thatched houses and disrupt power and communication, besides hampering traffic on road, rail and air. Hudhud to make landfall today

08:20 AM: In an emergency high-level meeting to review preparedness for cyclone Hudhud, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today asked officials to ensure that rescue and relief operations proceed smoothly and people are informed about the cyclone on a real-time basis. PM holds emergency meeting to review preparedness for Hudhud

08:00 AM: As cyclone “Hudhud” is set to hit Visakhapatnam on Sunday, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu has requested the Indian Space Research Organisation and the Centre to provide satellite images of the area to help rescue and restoration work. AP, Odisha govts brace for Hudhud cyclone