An extent of 22,000 hectares of cashew crops and 12, 56, 229 coconut trees were damaged in Uddanam region, which spreads in seven mandals in the district, due to the cyclone.
The local authorities were asked to keep the administrative machinery in a state of preparedness to meet any floods and cyclones ahead of the monsoon cycle.
The heavy downpour in coastal states due to cyclone Asani, however, pushed down power demand in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, and Telangana.
Water level in all major dams in the state remains low even after the heavy rain in the last few days, and there is no need for any fear that the dams will be opened triggering flood, say authorities.
The government is likely to earn over Rs 500 crore from the sale of red sanders, also known as red sandalwood or ‘Rakta Chandan’, that were felled by the cyclone.
In the meanwhile, Cyclone Asani came as a rude shock for farmers who thought they could make good returns on the produce once the harvesting is done.
Tragedy took lives of 70 employees, including 8 Keralites | Family of the deceased yet to get compensation.
It said isolated heavy rainfall was expected over TN from Monday to Wednesday & over Lakshadweep area over next two days, extremely heavy falls are also likely over coastal & south interior Karnataka.
The State government should come to the rescue of cyclone-hit farmers of Rayalaseema and Nellore.
Heat wave to severe heat wave conditions is likely to return to Delhi from May 13 to May 15, with the India Meteorological Department (IMD) issuing a ‘yellow’ alert on Thursday.
Nellore Collector KVN Chakradhar Babu visited Kotireddy Gunta and Tirupati Kunta, which faced inundation due to heavy rains for the last three days.
The formation of tropical cyclones is not new and neither is their naming. But this one - Asani - has caught the attention of many.
It is May, the peak summer month, but the temperature in the city does not reflect it.
Daytime temperature in most parts of TN drop below normal
He directed the officials to distribute Rs 1,000 per head or Rs 2,000 per family when they leave the relief camps so that they could repair their damaged houses.
In the late evening, Spice-Jet operated its evening flight to Hyderabad and Scoot airlines its international flight to Singapore late in the night.
Asani would further weaken into a depression and emerge into the Bay of Bengal in the Yanam-Kakinada region in the state. People should remain cautious , SDMA Director B R Ambedkar said.
The heatwave spell from Friday may see the mercury soaring to 44 degrees Celsius, according to the IMD.
Jagan Reddy conducted a videoconference with Collectors of coastal districts and reviewed the situation. He asked the administration to be on high alert and fully geared up to meet any eventuality.
Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy would be convening a teleconference with the Collectors of coastal districts today afternoon to take stock of the situation.