Cyclone Jawad to hit Andhra Pradesh; Schools shutdown

Cyclone Jawad

The Visakhapatnam District Collector has ordered schools in the districts to close down due to the onslaught of cyclone Jawad in Andhra Pradesh.

The district administration of Srikakulam, Visakhapatnam and Vizianagaram were put on high alert. According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), a low-pressure area over the Bay of Bengal is intensifying into Cyclone Jawad. It is crossing the north Andhra Pradesh-Odisha coast tomorrow.

The schools in Visakhapatnam and Srikakulam districts will remain closed between noon December 3-4, as per reports.

The Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy, on Thursday, discussed this matter and spoke with the district collectors of Srikakulam, Vizianagaram and Visakhapatnam and directed them to take safety measures.

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“Ensure that nobody faces any problem because of the cyclonic storm. Be alert, particularly in the case of low-lying and vulnerable areas,” the Chief Minister told the collectors.

The Chief Minister asked the collectors to make specific arrangements and set up relief camps to overcome any crisis.

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