National Disaster Response Team has put an alert about the chances for a cyclone Pethai, as the cyclonic storm formed in Bay of Bengal is moving towards the coastal districts of Andhra Pradesh.
some parts of the coastal region, especially Krishna district, on Sunday itself started experiencing heavy rain and strong winds. The sea became rough in this area and the government put an alert for fisherman not to venture into deep sea .
The speed of the wind was about 45-55 kmph on sunday in Andhra Pradesh. It is expected to reach 100 kmph on Monday.
The state government has already taken measures to control the consequences arouse due to the cyclonic storm.
Andhra Pradesh CM Chandra Babu Naidu tweeted on Monday,”We are fully equipped with the RTEs assessing the impact of the Pethai effect. We are directly reviewing the situation for every hour to keep the 48 hours up to date. Let’s face this problem that comes to the state”.
As per the PTI reports, the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has been put on high alert along with the Coast Guard in the state. Sixteen teams of Andhra Pradesh Disaster Response and Fire Services are on standby at Rajamahendravaram, while another nine (of five members each) have been positioned in West Godavari district for road clearance.