India, October 13, 2014: The Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Chandrababu Naidu, has directed the Hyderabad-headquartered National Remote Sensing Centre to use GIS, GPS and remote sensing technologies to spot the damage caused by Cycle Hudhud and put them on a map. This would enable the government to have the data on damages on the map.
Following the directive, NRSC has released satellite imagery of the affected regions on it portal. The images show inundation near Anakapalle, Vishakapatnam district, Andhra Pradesh.
The state government, with the help of the NRSC, launched an Android app so that people could upload the photos from their smart phones. By evening, the NRSC had recorded over 3,000 downloads of the app. The minister told media that photographs of crop loss, damaged roads, bridges, reservoirs, tanks and railway lines would be made available through satellite technology by Indian Space Research Organisation.
According to latest updates the cyclonic storm has weakened and is now over Chhattisgarh and adjoining South Odisha. Presently, negligible rain and calm winds are being experienced at Visakhapatnam.