'Very severe cyclone Jal became severe cyclone'

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Cyclone Jal
Hyderabad, Nov 7: People of coastal region may breathe a little sigh of relief as Andhra Pradesh Revenue Minister D Prasada Rao on Nov 7 announced that cyclone 'Jal' has lost its strength over the period of time and it became a "severe cyclone" from a "very severe cyclone."

"The cyclone is likely to lose strength further so that people in low-lying areas should come forward to stay in the relief camps at least for a day," stated Rao.

Stating about the bulletin issued by the India Meteorological Department (IMD), Rao also claimed that the 'Jal' laid centred 300 kms of Chennai and 420 kms of Nellore.

According the minister, nine fishermen were caught in the sea between East and West Godavari districts and efforts were on to rescue them.

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