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Cyclone Hudhud hits Andhra Pradesh, Orrisa

Cyclone Hudhud hits the states of Orrisa and Andhra Pradesh on Sunday (October 12) leaving behind a trail of destruction as it ripped through the coastal cities, causing damage to crops and buildings.

Cyclone Hudhud hits the states of Orrisa and Andhra Pradesh on Sunday (October 12) leaving behind a trail of destruction as it ripped through the coastal cities, causing damage to crops and buildings.

Villagers walk though the Bay of Bengal coast Gopalpur, Orissa as dark clouds take over the sky. (Source: AP)

According to Andhra Pradesh's Revenue (Disaster Management) Department, a total of 2,48,004 people were affected by Hudhud, which also damaged 70 houses and left 34 animals dead.

Policemen patrol the evacuated Bay of Bengal coast at Gopalpur, Orissa. (Source: AP)

The Andhra Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister N Chinarajappa decalerd that nearly 90,000 people have been shifted to relief camps in four cyclone Hudhud-hit districts.

Villagers make their way to relief centers near-by as cyclone Hudhud reached at Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh on Sunday. (Source: PTI)

Women cook meals for those stranded at the relief camp in Kakinada. (Source: PTI)

Youngsters brave the lashing waves at Vizag on the eve of Cyclone Hudhud. (Source: PTI)

Heavy rains that followed the winds flooded low-lying areas of Vishakapatnam and cut off road, rail, power and telecom lines.

People run for shelter as heavy rain and wind gusts ripped through the Bay of Bengal, affecting the southern city of Visakhapatnam, at Gopalpur in Odisha on Sunday. (Source: PTI)

A woman falls into the Bay of Bengal and struggles as the powerful tidal waves attempt to sweep her away. A man jumps in to rescue her. (Source: PTI)

A man rushes to rescue a woman who was pulled by harsh tidal waves at the Bay of Bengal at Gopalpur, Orissa. (Source: PTI)

A man runs to help rescue the woman. (Source: PTI)

Lakhs of trees were uprooted, blocking traffic on important national and state highways, as well as city roads in Visakhapatnam. The winds and rain caused severe damage to roads as well between Kakinada and Uppada Kothapalli village, Andhra Pradesh. (Source: PTI)

In a statement, the India Meteorological Department said the cyclone had lost its intensity by evening as it moved further 60 km northwest of Visakhapatnam.

A woman struggles to keep her umbrella open against the strong cyclonic wind. (Source: PTI)

Vehicles make their way through a water logged national highway after cyclone Hudhud caused heavy rains in Bhubaneswar. (Source: PTI)

A woman wades through knee-deep water as rains flooded the city of Bhubaneswar. (Source: PTI)