Cyclone hudhud highlights: Restoration at war-footing; state admins earn accolade

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New Delhi, Oct 14: Soon after a calamity hits common man, we wonder what he must be going through and what steps is the government taking that it pains a little less. Hudhud's disaster management is truely appreciable in this regard. The preparedness of the Navy, the NDRF and the state administration saved a lot of loss. Even now, after the cyclone, it did not take long for them to jump into action.

Both the states of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha have launched massive efforts to restore power lines and clear roads.

Although the death tolls are debatable, government sources have revealed that most of the deaths were caused due to falling of trees on the victims.

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N chandrababu Naidu has said that he would camp in Visakhapatnam to oversee the relief operations, in view of his assurance in Rajamundhry when he said that the government's priority is to restore access to affected villages, establish communication networks and take care of those provided shelter.

Close to 5 lakh people have been provided shelter in relief camps, said Parakala Prabhakar, Advisor (Communications) to the AP government. The state government has further appointed 5 senior IAS officials to supervise the relief operations.

A petrol pump damaged after hit by Hudhud Cyclone

A petrol pump damaged after hit by Hudhud Cyclone in Vishakapatnam on Monday.

People watch a damaged house and uprooted trees

People watch a damaged house and uprooted trees at a village in Jeypore , a day after the cyclonic storm Hudhud on Monday.

Chandrababu Naidu visiting the Hudhud cyclone affected areas

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu visiting the Hudhud cyclone affected areas in Vishakapatnam on Monday.

An uprooted tree at a village in Koraput district on Monday

An uprooted tree at a village in Koraput district on Monday, a day after the cyclonic storm Hudhud.

A man looks at a car damaged by uprooted tree

A man looks at a car damaged by uprooted tree at Patangi in Koraput district on Monday, a day after the cyclonic storm Hudhud.

A view of the damaged airport after Hudhud Cyclone

A view of the damaged airport after Hudhud Cyclone in Vishakapatnam on Monday.

A view of the damaged airport after Hudhud Cyclone

A view of the damaged airport after Hudhud Cyclone in Vishakapatnam on Monday.

A woman salvaging her belongings at her damaged house

A woman salvaging her belongings at her damaged house in Malkangiri district on Monday a day after cyclonic storm Hudhud.

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