The tropical cyclone which hit Khorda district and its capital city Bhubaneswar untimely with far greater intensity than which was anticipated. Electricity poles were snapped, which brought down massive cranes and trees, that carried the fiberglass dome at AIIMS off with it as well as the railway’s station’s roof, also damaged the Biju Patnaik International Airport and also turned cars turtle inside a city showroom.
After two days the extremely severe Cyclone Fani which hit coastal Odisha, the administration on Sunday also struggled to cope with the herculean task of restoring all power and water supplies in the worst-affected cities of Bhubaneswar and Puri.
Special Relief Commissioner’s Office has received confirmation of 34 deaths, and unofficial estimates put the figure at above 45. Almost 1.07 crore people in 14 districts have been affected by the cyclone. Mass evacuation helped to decrease human causalities. According to official reports, the death toll is at 34 so far.
Also, our Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Odisha on May 6, announced relief fund of Rs.1000 crore after an aerial survey of the affected area with chief minister Naveen Patnaik. All the 48 fire services units which comprise of 350 firefighters are busy removing trees and restoring the access to every part of the city.