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CYCLONE FANI UPDATES

3 May 2019

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Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm Fani is a tropical cyclone that has made landfall in Odisha, India and also threatening Bangladesh. The storm is India's strongest tropical cyclone to make landfall in 20 years. The intense wind speeds touching 180 kmph and widespread flooding have caused extensive damage. Thousands of families are suffering and require urgent humanitarian aid.

 

The local government said that 10,000 villages and 52 towns in nine districts of Odisha are likely to be affected from cyclone Fani. As many as 223 trains along the Odisha coastline in the Kolkata-Chennai route have been cancelled due to cyclone Fani. Telecommunication lines got snapped in several parts of state capital Bhubaneswar and several other areas. Mobile towers were damaged and power supply was disconnected in many places.

 

ADRRN’s member, SEEDS is reaching out to 100,000 people in the most affected regions with safe drinking water, hygiene kits and medical camps. Click here for more details.

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