Warning the residents on the coast of Andhra Pradesh about a looming cyclone, the Cyclone Warning Centre, on Saturday has predicted thundershowers and severe cyclonic storms in the next 24 hours.
The duty officer at the Cyclone Warning Centre has shared that few places in Andhra Pradesh will receive rain showers on April 30 and May 1, while speaking to ANI. He has issued a warning to fishermen advising them to not venture into the sea starting from Sunday as the conditions are predicted to be rough.
Andhra Pradesh had previously experienced Cyclone Title on October 11, 2018, when a severe cyclonic storm, swirling over the Bay of Bengal, intensified into the ‘very severe’ category and made a landfall in Odisha and Andhra Pradesh. The cyclone left at least eight people dead in Srikakulam and Vizianagaram districts of Andhra Pradesh.
Detailing the damage of the cyclone, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu had written a letter to PM Modi seeking an interim relief of Rs 1200 crore for the damages caused to the life, property, and infrastructure in the state due to the cyclone Titli.
“The severe cyclonic storm Titli has hit Srikakulam and Vizianagaram districts in the early hours of October 10 with a wind speed gusting up to 165 kilometres, coupled with high-velocity winds and heavy rainfall ranging from 10 centimetres to 43 centimetres in different parts of these districts. The cyclone Titli has devastated these districts and left huge damages to properties, agriculture and horticulture crops, houses and infrastructure resulting in deep distress and misery to the people of these districts,” the letter said.