With the metrological authorities predicting that the cyclone may cross the coast at some place in the coastal districts in the next 48 hours, the district administration is preparing to prevent human and property loss in the district.

The officials sounded alert along the sea coast in Nellore district and the officials were asked to stay in the posted villages. Fishermen were cautioned not to venture out into the sea.

Collector K. Ramgopal said instructions were given to the officials.