Cyclone Vardah: High Alert in Andhra Pradesh, over 9400 evacuated

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Chennai : Over 9400 people have been evacuated from the coastal region of Andhra Pradesh to relief camps to ensure safety of their lives as cyclone Vardah makes keeps Andhra Pradesh on high alert.

Eight fisherman have been rescued from the sea while other ten are still believed to be trapped near Sriharikota High Altitude Range in Tamil Nadu.

"The police and CISF personnel are on the job and all the ten fishermen are safe. But they are somehow reluctant to come to the shore. We will soon bring them out," Nellore Superintendent of Police Vishal Gunni told PTI over phone. 

"We have already moved over 9,400 persons in seven vulnerable mandals to safety. All necessary measures have been taken to ensure safety of people," Municipal Administration Minister P Narayana said.