The state had received the first cyclonic warning to its coastal areas on Sunday afternoon. After noticing the cyclone which hit the Bay of Bengal at 550 kms away from Visakhapartnam port, the government has cautioned the officials to take preventive measures.
The Visakhapatnam district collector has ordered setting –up of special control rooms at every mandal level to attend to rescue operations. Fishermen were warned by the officials not to enter the sea for fishing. The collectorate’s control room No. is 1800 425002. (NSS)