Live Severe Cyclonic Storm ‘HUDHUD’ over westcentral Bay of Bengal moved northwestwards, intensified into a very severe cyclonic storm and lay centered at 1430 hrs IST of today, the 10th October 2014 near latitude 15.0ºN and longitude 86.8ºE about 470 km east-southeast of Visakhapatnam and 520 km south-southeast of Gopalpur. The system would move west-northwestwards and cross north Andhra Pradesh coast around Visakhapatnam by the forenoon of 12th October 2014.
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Live Hudhud Track and intensity forecasts of the system:
|10-10-2014/1430||15.0/86.8||120-130gustingto 145||VerySevereCyclonic Storm|
|10-10-2014/1730||15.2/86.4||120-130gustingto 145||VerySevereCyclonic Storm|
|10-10-2014/2330||15.4/86.0||120-130 gustingto 145||VerySevereCyclonic Storm|
|11-10-2014/0530||15.7/85.6||130-140 gustingto 155||VerySevereCyclonic Storm|
|11-10-2014/1130||16.1/85.1||130-140 gustingto 155||VerySevereCyclonic Storm|
|11-10-2014/2330||16.7/84.3||130-140 gustingto 155||VerySevereCyclonic Storm|
|12-10-2014/1130||17.6/83.0||130-140 gustingto 155||VerySevereCyclonic Storm|
|12-10-2014/2330||18.3/82.3||80-90 gustingto 100||CyclonicStorm|
Live Hudhud Warning for north Andhra Pradesh and south Odisha
(i) Heavy rainfall warning: Under the influence of the system, rainfall at most places with heavy (6.5
– 12.4 cm) to very heavy falls (12.5 – 24.4 cm) at a few places and isolated extremely heavy falls (≥ 24.5 cm) would occur over west and east Godavari, Visakhapatnam, Vijayanagaram and Srikakulam districts of north Andhra Pradesh and Ganjam, Gajapati, Koraput, Rayagada, Nabarangpur, Malkangiri, Kalahandi, Phulbani districts of south Odisha commencing from 11th onwards. Rainfall would occur at most places with heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places over Krishna, Guntur and Prakasham districts of Andhra Pradesh and north coastal Odisha during the same period.
(ii) Wind warning: Squally wind speed reaching 50-60 kmph gusting to 70 kmph would commence along and off north Andhra Pradesh and south Odisha coasts from 11th morning onwards. The wind speed would gradually increase to 130-140 kmph gusting to 155 kmph from 12th morning
along and off north Andhra Pradesh (East Godavari, Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram and Srikakulam districts) and 80-90 kmph along and off adjoining districts of south Andhra Pradesh (West Godavari, Krishna districts) and south Odisha (Ganjam, Gajapati, Koraput and Malkangiri districts).
(iii) Sea condition along and off north Andhra Pradesh and south Odisha coasts: Sea condition
would be rough to very rough from 11th morning. It would gradually become phenomenal from 12th morning onwards along and off north Andhra Pradesh coast and very rough to high along and off south Odisha coast.
(iv) Storm surge warning: Storm surge of about 1-2 meters above astronomical tide would inundate
low lying areas of Visakhapatnam, Vijayanagaram and Srikakulam districts of north coastal
Andhra Pradesh at the time of landfall.
(v) Damage expected:
A) North Andhra Pradesh (East Godavari, Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram and Srikakulam districts): Under the influence of system, extensive damage to kutcha houses. Uprooting of big trees. Partial disruption of power and communication lines. Minor disruption of rail and road traffic. Potential threat from flying debris. Flooding of escape routes. Damage to agricultural crops.
B) South Andhra Pradesh (West Godavari, Krishna districts) and south Odisha coasts
(Ganjam, Gajapati, Koraput and Malkangiri districts): Damage to thatched huts. Breaking of tree branches causing minor damage to power and communication lines. Uprooting of small trees. Damage to agricultural crops.
(vi) Action suggested:
A) North Andhra Pradesh (East Godavari, Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram and Srikakulam districts): Suspension of fishing operations in area of influence of cyclone. Judicious regulation of aviation, navigation, rail and road traffic. People in affected areas to remain at safe places around landfall period. Mobilise evacuation from coastal areas.
B) South Andhra Pradesh (West Godavari, Krishna districts) and south Odisha coasts (Ganjam, Gajapati, Koraput and Malkangiri districts): Total suspension of fishing operations.
Cyclone Hudhud: Do’s and Don’ts
- Check houses, secure loose tiles by cementing wherever necessary, repair doors and windows.
- Check the area around the house. Remove dead or dying trees, anchor removable objects like lumber piles, loose bricks, garbage cans, sign-boards, loose zinc sheets etc.
- Keep some wooden boards ready so that glass windows can be boarded.
- If you do not have wooden boards handy, paste paper strips on glasses to prevent splinters flying into the house.
- Keep a hurricane Lantern filled with kerosene, flash light and enough dry cells and keep them handy.
- Promptly demolish condemned buildings.
- Those who have radio sets should ensure that the radio is fully serviceable. In the case of transistors an extra set of batteries should be kept handy.
- Keep your radio on and listen to latest weather warnings and advisories from the nearest AIR station. Pass the information to others.
- Pass only the official information you have got from the radio to others.
- Get away from low lying beaches or other locations which may be swept by high tides or storm waves. Leave sufficiently early before your way to high ground gets flooded. Do not delay and run the risk of being marooned.
- If your house is out of danger from high tides and flooding from the river, and it is well built, it is then probably the best place. However, please act promptly if asked to evacuate.
- Be alert for high water in areas where streams of rivers may flood due to heavy rains.
- Get extra food, especially things which can be eaten without cooking or with very little preparation. Store extra drinking water in suitably covered vessel.
- If you are in one of the evacuation areas, move your valuable articles to upper floors to minimise flood damage
- Check on everything that might blow away or be torn loose. Kerosene tins, cans, agricultural implements, garden tools, road signs and other objects become weapon of destruction in strong winds. Remove them and store them in a covered room.
- Be sure that a window or door can be opened on the lee side of the house i.e. the side opposite the one facing the wind.
- Make provisions for children and adults requiring special diets.
- If the centre of’ ‘eye’ of the storm passes directly over your place, there will be a lull in the wind and rain, lasting for half an hour or more. During this period stay in safe place. Make emergency repairs during the lull period if necessary, but remember that strong wind will return suddenly from the opposite direction, frequently with even greater violence.
- Be calm. Your ability to meet emergency will inspire and help others.
- You should remain in shelters until informed by those in charge that you may return home.
- Any loose and dangling wire from the lamp post should be strictly avoided.
- People should keep away from disaster areas unless you are required to assist.
- Anti-social elements should be prevented from doing mischief and reported to the police.
- Cars, buses, lorries and carts should be driven carefully.
- The houses and dwellings should be cleared of debris
- The losses should be reported to the appropriate authorities.
- Relatives should be promptly informed about the safety of persons in the disaster area.
- Avoid being misled by rumours.
- Don’t leave shelters until informed by the rescue personals.
- Don’t leave the safer place during lull, however minor repairs can be carried out.
- Don’t touch the loose and dangling wire from lamp post, it may have electric current.