Sunday, 20 October 2013

Strong winds swept coastal Odisha

Bhubaneswar:13/10/13:At least eleven people were killed as heavy rains and strong winds swept
coastal Odisha ahead of cyclone Phailin's landfall.Seven died in Gopalpur of Ganjam district, where the cyclone was likely to hit land.Two died in Jagatsinghpur district and one in baramunda,Bhubaneswar.
The impact of Phailin cyclone in Odisha is heavy rain and wind blowing since last evening 7:00 pm, there is no electricity since yesterday. 
Water overflowing from the river, tries are collapsed beside the river, water is entering in some of the houses are under water. Still there are many people struggling to come out.   People are not able to come out, houses are under water their belonging, The most affected areas  of  Baleswar,Kendrapada,Ganjam,Gajapati,Puri,Khurda,Jagatsingpur,Nayagarh,Cuttackand Kandhamal districts and state capital Bhubaneswar.
The government has unable to manage the rescue operation, most people living along the coast, although some are refusing to leave. Shops, businesses and even petrol stations are shut. Most people have stocked up on provisions, unsure of what to expect.
Cyclone relief centres are defunct at many places in that district area. Call network disconnected. People are listening to radio. Local / regional broadcasts and facebook is only option to understand the support of anyone and also Phailin Cyclone status.
Over four lakh people in Odisha were evacuated to safer places. The army, navy and air force and the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) were on alert for rescue and relief work.

The Disaster Minister Suryanaraya Patra said 4 lakh people were evacuated from low-lying areas in Odisha.

No comments:

Post a Comment