India's weather department has warned mud houses faced destruction, as a powerful cyclone hit the eastern coastline. It said the disruption of power and communication lines and the flooding of railways and roads was likely.
"We already evacuated more than one lakh [100,000] people. So to that extent we are safe", said the Disaster Management Commissioner for Andhra Pradesh state, T Radha.
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