Helen weakens, heavy rain in Andhra coasts (In pics)

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Helen relents, rain lashes (in pics)
Hyderabad, Nov 23: Cyclonic storm Helen, has now weakened into a "deep depression", say experts who expect heavy rainfalls in coastal Andhra Pradesh. In next twnty-four hours, areas like Guntur, Krishna, West Godavari districts and some parts of Odisha and Telangana will receive heavy rainfall.

However, pictures from the region shows that the cyclone has also charmed many people from other regions, flocking to Vizag as tourists to enjoy the rainy weather.

According to reports, the storm has killed 7 people in Andhra Pradesh, apart from destroyoing crops and infrastructure. Around one lakh hectares of agriculture was destroyed in the storm. Around 7.2 cm rainfall rain was recorded (maximum).

A control room to monitor the situation has been set up at the state secretariat in Hyderabad. The control room numbers are 040-23456005, 23451043. 

In Vizag

People enjoying the weather in Vizag even as heavy rain lashed the coastal area

In Vizag

Cyclone storm Helen weakened on Friday evening after killing 7 in the region and destroying crops and infrastructure

In Vizag

In next 24 hours, heavy rainfall is expected in coastal Andhra, Telangana and some parts of Odisha, said experts

In Vizag

Cyclonic storm Helen hit Andhra Pradesh coast near Machilipatnam on Friday.

In Vizag

Helen on early Saturday morning weakened to a 'depression', said experts. 

In Vizag

Around one lakh hectares of agriculture was destroyed in the storm. Almost 7.2 cm rainfall rain was recorded (maximum). 

Oneindia News

(With agency inputs)

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