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Cyclone Fani batters Odisha, death toll 10, massive loss of property
  Friday 03 May, 2019
Cyclone Fani batters Odisha, death toll 10, massive loss of property

Cyclone Fani, the most powerful tropical storm to hit India in 20 years, pummeled coastal Odisha on Friday but failed to cause widespread death and destruction as the Super Cyclone of 1999. While at least eight people died and several movable and immovable assets were destroyed due to Cyclone Fani which brought in massive rains and wind speeds of over 200 kmph in several coastal districts of Odisha, the toll was very low due to massive pre-emptive measures taken by the state government and other agencies.

The cyclone made landfall near Puri at around 8 am on Friday. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, who reviewed the situation, said Puri district suffered huge damage. "Energy infrastructure has been completely destroyed. Restoration of electricity is a challenging task," he said. Hundreds of engineers and technicians were working on a war-footing to restore power supply. Work is on to restore road communication, thrown into disarray with thousands of uprooted trees blocking the way in innumerable places, Patnaik said. The chief minister said since the cyclone is still passing through Odisha, it will take time to make an assessment of the damage.

An aerial survey by Indian Navy's Dornier aircraft showed that extensive destruction took place in many areas around Puri. A large number of trees and electric poles were uprooted creating roadblocks in the city limits of Puri. The rooftop of the Puri Railway Station was blown away, major damage was caused to the Bhubaneswar airport, Kalinga stadium and important educational institutions in the state capital.

Source: https://zeenews.india.com/odisha/cyclone-fani-batters-odisha-pre-emptive-measures-keep-death-toll-to-single-digits-2200813.html

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