Cyclone Helen Struck Andhra Pradesh Coast
The Cyclonic storm Helen on 22 November 2013 struck Andhra Pradesh coast near Machilipatnam.
The Cyclonic storm Helen on 22 November 2013 struck Andhra Pradesh coast near Machilipatnam, triggering heavy rains and strong gales, killing eleven people and causing massive damage to the crops in the coastal region.
Visakhapatnam, East and West Godavari and Guntur districts and part of Krishna district were the worst affected due to the cyclone. The cyclone also brought heavy to very heavy rains in the Krishna district and its nearby districts.
Andhra Pradesh Government has made arrangements of relief camps wherever required and to evacuate people to safety.The sea conditions were rough and the sea water at some places flushed out for a few metres over land.
The high-speed wind has damaged coconut, banana and paddy crops, and dealt another blow to farmers who are still recovering from the heavy damage caused by last month's cyclone Phailin and accompanying heavy rain.