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  • Hudhud A Severe Cyclonic Storm: Devastating Photos

    Hudhud A Severe Cyclonic Storm: Devastating photos

    Talking about the natural disaster and its impact the best is said by American Scientist Neil de Grasse Tyson that "Even with all our technology and the inventions that make modern life so much easier than it once was, it takes just one big natural disaster to wipe all that away and remind us that, here on Earth, we're still at the mercy of nature".

    Cyclone Hudhud 2014 is one of the most severe tropical cyclonic storm within North Indian Ocean, the previous being the cyclone Jal in 2010.

    Hudhud originated from a low pressure that formed under the influence of an upper-air cyclonic circulation in the Andaman Sea. The storm turns out to be more severe as it reached peak strength with three minute wind speeds of 175 km/h (109 mph) and a minimum central pressure of 960 mbar (28.35 in Hg).

    Over 700,000 people, including 500,000 people in AP, have been evacuated and put up in relief camps. The East Coast Railway cancelled the services of 38 trains. According to newspaper report a total of 22 human fatalities in Andhra Pradesh.

    The condition in the state was severely worsen that living become so difficult, A 10-litre can of drinking water were sold for Rs 2,500, milk cost has rise up to Rs 60-80 per litre, even the prices of onions and tomatoes have doubled.

    PM Narendra Modi announced Rs 1000 crore-aid for the cyclone affected areas in Andhra Pradesh by the Centre.

    Here some of the devastating photos of the cyclonic storm.

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