The Centre has called on the states and Union Territories to step up their preparedness for the monsoon season with advance planning and deployment of human, physical and financial resources.
City traffic was thrown out of gear in the evening with many main roads inundated. A big tree was uprooted near Sai Siddhartha High school, Dammaiguda.
The Prime Minister's quote was shared on the official BJP and BJP Gujarat Twitter pages, only to be deleted later.
The accuracy in predicting the exact location of landfall of ‘Fani’ and time-to-time alerts issued with the required precautionary measures to be taken have come in hand with officials.
The powerful cyclone, strongest to hit India in 20 years, made landfall at around 8 am in India's eastern state of Odisha.
However, conditions were sultry with increase in humidity.
The administrations of the three north coastal districts have been put on high alert, given the experience of the Titli cyclone which hit the region just six months ago.
The mercury soared to touch 45 degrees Celsius here on Tuesday, while Mathura was hotter at 47.2 degrees Celsius.
Pradeep John has come out with interesting details about Cyclone Fani and the impact it will have on Tamil Nadu in the coming days.
The SRC also advised tourists to leave Puri by May 2 evening and cancel non-essential travel to the districts likely to be affected on May 3-4.
While IMD said that it will cross the coast between Gopalpur and Chandbali with the landfall point expected closer to Puri, JTWC said that changing the projected path.
Authorities in coastal villages and low-lying areas were asked to remain on alert and undertake evacuation, wherever necessary.
The IMD said the cyclonic storm will continue to move in north-west direction before heading northeastwards from May 1.
Fishermen have been advised not to venture into deep sea areas and those out in deep sea were advised return to the coast.
Coastal Andhra Pradesh is likely to be heavily impacted as the sea would be rough with heavy waves.