Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik says that the sate government safely and successfully evacuate 9 lakh people from danger zone of cyclone. CM Patnaik said that the state administration successfully save precious life.
The experience of 1999 super cyclone, helped us in saving lives. We have evacuated nine lakh people and minimised loss of human life, says Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik. The Odisha CM said that now the challenge will be rehabilitation as properties worth several crores have been destroyed. CM Pantaik also thanked media, civil society for supporting government machinery during the hour of crisis.
The cyclone damaged platform shelters and overbridges at Brahmapur, Ganjam, Balugaon and Khurda Road stations. Fierce Cyclone Phailin on Sunday left a trail of destruction in coastal Odisha where nearly nine lakh people were hit and crops worth Rs 2,400 crore destroyed. The cyclone, which packed 220 kmph at landfall on Saturday in Odisha, weakened Sunday morning and was moving northwards and will settle into a deep depression by the evening.
Under its impact, heavy rains lashed parts of Odisha, Bihar, West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh. While nine people were killed in Odisha, the deaths took place as uprooted trees fell on them before the cyclone made the landfall, Odisha Revenue and Disaster Minister S N Patro said in Bhubaneshwar. Extensive damage has also been caused to ‘kutcha’ houses besides partial disruption of power, communication lines and rail and road traffic in various parts of Odisha, particularly in Ganjam district, which faced the storm’s onslaught.