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.
People enjoying the weather in Vizag even as heavy rain lashed the coastal area
Cyclone storm Helen weakened on Friday evening after killing 7 in the region and destroying crops and infrastructure
In next 24 hours, heavy rainfall is expected in coastal Andhra, Telangana and some parts of Odisha, said experts
Cyclonic storm Helen hit Andhra Pradesh coast near Machilipatnam on Friday.
Helen on early Saturday morning weakened to a 'depression', said experts.
Around one lakh hectares of agriculture was destroyed in the storm. Almost 7.2 cm rainfall rain was recorded (maximum).
(With agency inputs)