The cyclonic storm FANI has stricken in Odisha this morning . With it’s deadly knock, the storming situation in the vicinity of Odisha consequently has been deteriorated the life style of people of Odisha.
“Extensive damage to structure of AIIMS Bhubaneswar reported due to # CycloneFani . All patients, staff, students safe. Many water tanks have blown off, lighting poles are down, air conditioners damaged. We have enough supplies, ready to support the state” – Health Secy Preeti Sudan.
The outbreak of this FANI is so near the coastal area of Odisha that the traffic there has been badly affected. Rail, road and air traffic have been closed.
Due to this storm, heavy winds are also running along with heavy rains in Odisha. Therefore, people living near coastal areas are being advised to stay locked inside the house.
This storm can affect the 14 districts of Odisha,like Puri, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Balasore, Bhadar, Ganjam, Khurda, Jajpur, Nayagarh, Cuttack, Gajapati, Mayurbhanj, Dhenkanal and Keonjhar.
The canter of the cyclone is about 28 kilometres away and it is growing at a speed of 30 kilometres per hour. The entire process of reaching the coast of the cyclone is likely to end by 11 o’clock in the NEXT morning.
Wind is running at 175 kilometres per hour in Puri and the surrounding areas which can reach 200 kmph.
Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) B. P. Sethi said that due to the cyclone there is huge wind blow in many coastal districts like Ganjam, Puri, Khardha and Gajapati.
Mr. Sethi informed that about 11 lakh people have been evacuated to the safe place from the low and sensitive areas of at least 11 coastal districts. These people have been accommodated in 4,000 official camps, out of which 880 centres specifically designed for cyclones are also included.
Sethi told that there is no news of casualties from any part of the state. The government is fully prepared to deal with any situation. He said that there is a possibility of wind blowing at 140 kmph in capital Bhubaneswar.
But just after hours of Sethi’s claim ,it has been informed that 3 people have lost their lives under the deadly claws of FANI.
(By Shyam Sunder)