‘Cyclone Fani’ affected Odisha coast today morning with heavy showers after which the storm started around 8 am, Indian Meteorological Department said.
The video shows trees moving wildly in the rain and wind. As per the MeT department, the wind hit the coast at a speed of 150 to 175 km per hour and in fact, it was even higher in some places. (210 kmph)
For safety measures, more than 11 lakh people have been evacuated from coastal areas in the last day.
Following the impact of Cyclone Fani, over 223 trains along the Odisha coastline in the Kolkata-Chennai route are cancelled. Areas in the town of Puri and other places were submerged in water as the torrential downpour hit the coast, as per the officials.
If you are not marked ‘safe’ and affected by Cyclone Fani, please don’t hesitate to call on these important helpline numbers.
At the need of an hour:
Indian Railways also put out a list of helpline numbers:
Bhubaneswar- (0674-2303060, 2301525, 2301625)
Khurda Road (0674-2490010, 2492511, 2492611)
Sambalpur (0663- 2532230, 2533037, 2532302)
Visakhapatnam – (0891- 2746255, 1072)
The deadly Cyclone Fani will drift towards Bengal from Odisha. Right now, the governments of Odisha, Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal are all on red alert.