Hudhud destroys Odisha, Andhra: Track your loved one's locations

Bhubaneswar, Oct 12: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday, Oct 12 informed that at least 67,752 people have been evacuated to 604 safe shelters and more evacuation is likely as Hudhud made landfall around 11:30 am.

At least three lakh people have also been evacuated from five districts of Andhra Pradesh. NDRF rushed additional teams to Vishakhapatnam and total 13 teams in the district now to help the rescue team.

Meanwhile, telephone companies rushed in to help people to track others who are trapped in the Hudhud-hit states. Airtel launched helpline numbers.

Anyone can call to these helpline numbers to track the last known locations of their loved ones. The two numbers are -- 1948 in Odisha and 1949 in Andhra Pradesh.

Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader, on Sunday stated the government is fully prepared to tackle Cyclone Hudhud and its after effects.

He has been quoted as saying, "To fight the Hudhud cyclone government is prepared. If we know from earlier about this kind of natural disaster then we can be ready for it. Government is alert and putting its best step forward."

Cyclone Hudhud has made a landfall at Vizag at a speed of 170-180kmph gusting up to 190 kmph. Northern coastal districts of Andhra Pradesh would see heavy rain and high speed winds.

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