Prices of essential commodities in Vishakapatanam have shot up as retailers are cashing in on the shortages created by cyclone Hudhud on Sunday. Twenty-litre water bottles are selling for Rs 300 and half-litre packets milk for around Rs 50, which is twice the usual price. Electricity and public transportation services are limping back to normalcy.

The official death toll from Andhra Pradesh stands at 24.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday announced Rs 1,000 crores in interim aid for Andhra Pradesh. The Telegu Association of North America has contributed $100,000 dollars (Rs 60 lakh) towards the relief efforts.


Among the buildings that took a hit was Visakhapatnam airport, even though it was modernised in 2009 at a cost of Rs 95 crore, said  Mint report. Navigational equipment was destroyed and the area around the airport was flooded. Officials are hoping that it will be functional by the end of the week.

Signs of devastation were visible everywhere.


Here are three aerial images received by the Indian Navy

Photo credit: Indian Navy/AFP