The cyclonic storm Lehar on 27 November 2013 hit the Andhra Pradesh coast and caused severe damage in the coastal region.
The tropical cyclone Lehar was centered about 520 km east-southeast of Machillipatnam and 470 km southeast of Kakinada in Bay of Bengal. The nine coastal districts of Andhra Pradesh are highly affected in the region and coastal area of Odisha also affected.
After cyclone Phailin and cyclone Helen, this is the third severe cyclone within a month.
Cyclone Lehar turned into deep depression
Cyclone Lehar in the Bay of Bengal rapidly weakened into deep depression before crossing the Andhra Pradesh coast on 28 November 2013. No major damage reported from costal districts of Andhra Pradesh and there was a heavy rainfall in Krishna, Guntur, West and East Godavari.
National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has deployed as many as 30 rescue teams in coastal districts of Andhra Pradesh in consultation with the state government to assist in rescue work.
Tropical cyclone HELEN affected the same area of Andhra Pradesh with heavy rains and winds on 22 November 2013 killing 10 people.
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