Cyclone Fani Massive evacuation operation underway in Odisha

first_imgOdisha Fire Service and Disaster Response personnel prepare equipment to take on ‘Cyclone Fani’, which is due to make landfall on Friday, in Bhubaneswar, Tuesday, April 30, 2019.   –  PTI SHARE SHARE EMAIL Orissa Tourists have been advised by officials to leave the temple town of Puri. India has started evacuating hundreds of thousands of villagers living along its northeastern coastline ahead of a severe cyclone due to make landfall on Friday.The state of Odisha has also moved in thousands of disaster management personnel to help those living in mud-and-thatch homes in low-lying areas take shelter from Severe Cyclonic Storm Fani.Also read: Extremely severe cyclone ‘Fani’ negotiating seas off Andhra Pradesh, clears TN coast“We are making best efforts to inform them about the cyclone and move these vulnerable people to cyclone shelters,” Bishnupada Sethi, the state’s special relief commissioner, told Reuters.Tourists have also been advised to leave the coastal temple town of Puri.Two decades ago, a super-cyclone battered the coast of Odisha for 30 hours, killing 10,000 people. In 2013, a mass evacuation of nearly a million people saved thousands of lives.Tropical Storm Risk cyclone tracker labelled Fani a Category-3 storm on a scale of a low 1 to a powerful 5. Published on SHARE May 01, 2019 COMMENT COMMENTSlast_img

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