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Havoc of Cyclone Phethai

Observing the high waves in Kasimedu Harbor over the Bay of Bengal, Indian Meteorological Department has banned all the fishing activities at north Tamil Nadu and Puducherry coasts. IMD director YK Reddy has imposed a high alert on coastal areas in Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.

Cyclone Phethai has entered the region through the East Godavari district in Andhra Pradesh. Due to the cyclone’s advent, the National Disaster Response Force is in the state of high alert. Its sixteen teams are on duty at Raja Mahendravaram and nine teams have taken positions in West Godavari district.

Advent of Phethai

The cyclone is believed to be operational at a speed of 20kmper hour. As the consequence of this 77th cyclone across the coast of Andhra Pradesh in the past 127 years, many areas along the coast have experienced heavy downpour.


As a repercussion of Cyclone Phethai, meaning vegetarian bean, trees and electricity poles were taken off the ground. Believe it or not, but the Indian Railways also had to cease its operations of about fifty trains.

The name Phethai was proposed by Thailand and is enunciated as ‘Pay-ti.’ Navy has also been put into action to survey the affected areas and undertake the necessary rescue operations.

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