Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu is monitoring the situation through teleconference with top officials due to cyclone vardah.
He directed the collectors to shift people, living in the low-lying areas including Pulicat lake area, to the safer places.
Four NDRF teams have been deployed in Nellore and are fully equipped and prepared. Food and other essential commodities have been kept ready in adequate quantities. Fishermen are advised not to venture into sea along and off south AndhraPradesh during next 36 hrs.
Naidu appreciated the officials for sending SMS to mobile phones of 82 thousand fishermen, informing them about the imminent threat of Vardah storm.
Rainfall at most places with isolated heavy to very heavy falls over south coastal AndhraPradesh, north coastal Tamil Nadu and Puducherry after CycloneVardah makes landfall in Chennai.