Cyclone Phethai made its landfall in the coastal regions of Andhra Pradesh, a state in southern India. According to media reports, the state government will deploy drones to assess the damages left in wake of Cyclone Phethai. Some 60 to 70 drones are slated to be deployed, a government source added.
— యద్భావం తద్భవతి | ఓటు నమోదు చేసుకో పౌరుడా (@AnudeepPSPK) December 18, 2018
Rescue operations started in #konaseemaafter #CyclonePhethai made landfall. #CyclonePhethai #Phethai #PethaiCyclone#CycloneAlert #cyclone #chandrababunaidu #tdp @ncbn #andhrapradesh @JaiTDP @naralokesh pic.twitter.com/smhcTCz3vU— TDP Live Updates (@TDPLiveUpdates) December 18, 2018
— TOI Andhra Pradesh (@TOI_Andhra) December 17, 2018
SDRF&NDRF swing into restoration drive following landfall of #CyclonePhethai, AP-Min' @naralokesh monitoring the relief efforts from Real Time Governance (RTG) Command centre.#CyclonePhethai#AndhraPradesh pic.twitter.com/a2fyiX7c36— CharanTeja (@CharanT16) December 17, 2018
A rough estimate of damages includes some 10,500 hectares of agricultural losses and about 400 hectares of horticultural losses. Losses of crops like paddy, maize, tobacco and pulses were reported.