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Phailin Cyclone: Over 64,000 Evacuated, Coastal Districts on Alert

Hyderabad, Oct 11 (INN): Nearly 64,000 people have been shifted from low-lying areas in coastal districts of Andhra Pradesh to safer places in view of Phailin cyclone.

Talking to reporters here, Revenue Minister Dr N Raghuveera Reddy said that the evacuation was done in Srikakulam and Vizianagaram districts which are likely to face the impact of cyclone. He hoped that 30 boats which went into deep sea for fishing from Visakhapatnam would return by Friday. He said all the District Collectors have been directed to stay on alert at the mandal level and make arrangements to face any eventuality.

Raghuveera Reddy also appealed to the people in coastal areas to follow the instructions of officials and cooperate with the local administration in effectively handling the situation. (INN)

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