Hyderabad: The preparedness of the administration in the nine coastal districts to reduce the damage during cyclone Laila, which crossed the coast at Bapatla in Guntur district, showed results in terms of minimizing human and cattle loss. Warned early by the meteorological office, the government took precautionary measures like forcibly evacuating people.
Officials depended on ham radio. Heavy to very heavy rains have been forecast all over Andhra Pradesh for the next 36 hours.
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