New Delhi: As soon Cyclone Fani hit the Odisha coast on Friday, the Press Information Bureau (PIB) posted a video to show the sheer impact of the ‘Extremely severe’ storm’s landfall at Puri. “The sound and the fury: here’s what the landfall at Puri by #CycloneFani actually looked like,” tweeted the government’s press arm. In the video, roaring sounds of winds and rain can be heard. Cyclone Fani Likely to Move North-North Eastwards From Odisha Towards West Bengal
Watch it here
Several trees were uprooted and thatched structures destroyed at some places including Bhubaneswar.
Meanwhile, nearly 11 lakh people have been evacuated from vulnerable and low-lying areas of at least 11 coastal district. Fortunately, no casualty has so far been reported from any part of the state, Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) B P Sethi said, adding the government is fully prepared to deal with any eventuality.
After the landfall, the system is passing through Khurda, Cuttack, Jajpur, Bhadrak and Balasore before entering West Bengal, Sethi stated.