Naidu reviewed the state’s preparedness for cyclone as he took a dig at the election panel.
The South Central Railway has opened emergency control rooms and will maintain a liaison with the State Disaster Management Centre to update the possible effect of the cyclone in the section.
Earlier, the Chief Minister had spoken with his Odisha counterpart Naveen Patnaik and shared RTGS information with the latter.
Wind speed may reach 180 kmph along Srikakulam kulam coastline; as INS Sahyadri, Ranvir and Kadmatt pressed into service.
A total of 11 flight services of IndiGo airlines were cancelled on Thursday due to bad weather conditions owing to the cyclone Fani.
Authorities in coastal villages and low-lying areas were asked to remain on alert and undertake evacuation, wherever necessary.
Fani likely to transform into severe cyclonic storm, to hit north Tamil Nadu, Andhra coast on Tuesday
Rain-starved parts of Chennai, Tiruvallur and Kancheepuram are said to reap maximum benefits of the rainfall as the IMD has predicted light to moderate showers over north coastal Tamil Nadu.
The meteorological department has even warned of possible further intensification of the storm from the cyclone to the severe cyclone.
The system lay centred at about 1,440 km southeast of Chennai and 1,720 km southsoutheast of Machilipatnam at 1430 hrs.
The multipurpose cyclone shelters can even be used for organising functions during social occasions and meetings.
He said that as a relief measure, 25 kg of rice, 1 kg dal, 1 kg potato, 1 kg edible oil and half kilo sugar would be given to each BPL family in the affected areas.
With heavy inflows into Bahuda river, several areas of Ichapuram Municipality and surrounding villages got inundated and the road network to Odisha had been cut off.
The cyclone threw normal life out of gear as heavy to very heavy rains started lashing East Godavari district since late Wednesday night.
CM continued to assess the damage sustained during the cyclone and direct the officials to take up rescue operations. In the evening, he visited Srikakulam to interact with the victims.
The IMD in a statement said a depression over west-central and adjoining east-central Bay of Bengal is likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm during the next 12 hours.