Cyclone Fani | Live updates:

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ASSAM: CWC Bulletin predicts high rainfall in the West and Middle Assam districts on May 4 and 5. State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) personnel are placed in 40 locations of the state and National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have been reached for pre-position in 6 locations (Cachar, Barpeta, Bongaigaon, Sonitpur, Tinsukia and Jorhat districts).

NDRF Battalion is already stationed in Dhemaji and Patgaon of Guwahati.

ASDMA has put in high alert in the district Control Rooms with Toll Free No 1077 and State Control Room with Toll Free Nos 1070 and 1079 with round the clock operations.

This is a video from Bhubaneshwar (Odisha). Dr Gautam Saharia, Asst. Professor, AIIMS, Bhubaneshwar shares his experience.
  • 160 reportedly injured in Puri
Car washed away by Cyclone Fani
Telecom tower toppled in Cuttack

Cyclone Fani hits Odisha with heavy rainfall and gusty winds

  • Videos shows fury of Fani, eye of the cyclone moves completely into land of Odisha.
  • Arrangements in place for uninterrupted fuel supply in Odisha, West Bengal
  • Vodafone-Idea initiates contingency measures for subscribers in Odisha
  • AIIMS Delhi announced that it is cancelling the exam centre in Bhubaneswar, where exam was to be held on Sunday
  • 3 people died as ‘Fani’ slammed into eastern India with winds gusting at speeds of up to 200 kilometres (125 miles) per hour
The devastation caused by cyclone Fani at Odisha school

  • Fani expected to enter Bengal around midnight via kharagpur
  • PM Modi says more than Rs 1,000 crore was released in advance for cyclone-affected states and the government is with people in times of crisis.
  • Mamata Official cancels rallies, asks people to stay indoors
A destroyed fuel station ,Street shops are seen collapsed by Cyclone Fani
  • Amit Shah’s election rallies also cancelled in Jharkhand due to the cyclonic storm
  • Train No.82636 Kochuveli – Guwahati Suvidha special will be cancelled on May 5. Train No.12507 Thiruvananthapuram – Silchar Aronai Weekly Express will be cancelled on May 7 in view of the cyclone Fani
  • Train No. 22644 Patna – Ernakulam Bi-Weekly Express will be cancelled on May 3 in view of the cyclone Fani
  • Central government is in constant touch with the governments of Odisha, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry: PM
  • The cyclonic system, whose eye is around 28 km wide, is moving at around 30 kmph. But within the system, the winds are reaching speeds of up to 175 kilometers per hour that may go up to 200 Kmp
  • Centre stands with people in states facing severe cyclone: PM Modi
  • Telecommunication networks have been reportedly partially disrupted in Puri and Bhubaneswar districts in Odisha
  • The wind speed could reach 200-230 kilometres after the landfall. The cyclone is expected to reamin ” extremely severe” for four to six hours after landfall
  • The meteorological department has warned of “total destruction” of thatched huts and kutcha houses, major damage to roads and crops, the uprooting of power poles and potential danger from flying objects
  • Rail, road, air traffic completely suspended
  • Some helpline numbers are given as follows
  • The Election Commission of India has lifted the model code of conduct from 11 districts to facilitate rescue and relief measures.
  • Despite extensive damage caused by near 200 kmph winds and heavy to very heavy rainfall, no loss of life has been reported so far as over a million people were evacuated beforehand
  •  The eye of the cyclone has completely moved inland
  • The storm will move north-northeastwards and weaken into a very severe cyclonic storm by the evening
  • Thunderstorm with light rain and gusty winds (20-30 Km/h) to occur over and adjoining areas of Alwar, Aligarh, Jattari and Hodal during next 2 hours
  • Indian Navy’s P-8I and Dornier are being scheduled to be launched in the afternoon for undertaking aerial survey to assess the extent of impact and devastation post Cyclone Fani crossing the coast
  • Airlines must immediately respond to concerns of passengers affected by Cyclone Fani, directs Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu.
  • 10 battalion NDRF team carrying on road clearance and other rescue work
  • Nearly 11 lakh people have been evacuated from vulnerable and low-lying areas of at least 11 coastal district. The evacuees have been accommodated in over 4,000 shelters, including 880 specially designed cyclone centres.
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