Last week Fani Cyclone created ruckus in the Odisha. Which resulted in the loss of life and material things. Cyclone Fani is being considered as the most powerful storm since 1999. However, due to the precise warning by the Meteorological Department and the efforts of the government, loss of life was significantly reduced.
The storm hit the coast of Odisha on May 3rd. After the collision of the storm, many buildings in Puri, Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, and Khurda were damaged and power supply was disrupted. About 3.5 million people had to live in the dark even after the storm passed.
American Space Agency NASA has released photos of electricity situation before and after Hurricane in Odisha. NASA has released two-day photos. In the photograph taken on 30th April i.e before the storm, most areas of Odisha can be with electricity. While the photos were taken on May 5th i.e two days after the storm, there is no electricity in many areas.
Many transmission towers and 1, 56 thousand pillars broke down due to the storm. According to media reports- until May 8, the situation was not normal in Bhubaneswar. Still, only a few percents of households have electricity. The Biju Patnaik International Airport also suffered a lot. Air traffic control (ATC) roof was also blown up here.
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Twenty million people were rescued 20 years ago i.e., in 1999, from a similar-sized cyclone hit Odisha. Then about 10 thousand people became victims of this disaster. This time the damage was reduced because the state and central government had received information about the storm quite early.
The entire preparation for dealing with any unpleasant situation was done at the battlefield. This time 1.2 million people were rescued. 26 lakhs of messages were given to all information. Apart from this, 43 thousand employees and volunteers were deployed to deal with the situation.
The Disaster Risk Reduction Department of the United Nations said that the losses were greatly reduced due to the exact warnings received from the Zero Zodiac Policy and Weather Warning System of the Government.
Those people have done a good job in terms of loss of life and property. Due to precise warnings, more than 1 million people were taken to safer places during the time. 300 high power boats stationed every moment.
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