Cyclon-hit people prepare their food in open after their houses were damaged,  in Vishakapatnam on Monday.
Cyclon-hit people prepare their food in open after their houses were damaged, in Vishakapatnam on Monday.

Bhubaneswar : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said that nearly one lakh houses have been damaged in the state due to Hudhud, along with roads and culverts. Meanwhile, the death toll in Andhra Pradesh has risen to 21.

Patnaik said, “I have a detailed review of the damage done to infrastructure by the cyclone. Apart from deaths there is extensive house damage.”

“The restoration work is going on and road clearance will be done by today afternoon. Other damage assessments will be completed in a very short time,” he assured.

In Visakhapatnam, the restoration of power, telecommunications and water supply, besides rail lines and roads is going on in full swing.

“Many trees and electric poles were uprooted due to the cyclonic storm, while most of the roads have been cleared with the help of NDRF, ODRAF and fire services personnel,” said PK Mohapatra, the Special Relief Commissioner of Odisha.

“The water levels in Vansadhara at Kasinagar is receding and there is no threat of flash floods in the southern districts,” he added.

Meanwhile, the evacuated people have started returning to their homes.

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