Published On: Fri, May 3rd, 2019

Indians Are Sheltered From The Attack Of The Cyclone : Cyclone Fani

powerful cyclone slammed into the eastern coastline of India, bringing torrential rain and wind to 200 km (125 mph). 

One of the worst tornadoes to hit the region in recent years, Cyclone Fani landed at 08:00 local time on Friday (02:30 GMT).

More than one million people have been evacuated from the eastern state of Orissa, also known as Odisha.

A government official said two people were killed

Flooding has also been reported in several areas, and forecasters say a storm surge of 1.5 m (5 ft) may threaten low-lying homes.

Many flights and train facilities in and out of the state were cancelled, while schools and public departments were shut down. Operations at three ports on India’s east coast were also shut down.

Marine warships and helicopters are on standby with medical teams and relief equipment. Several teams were also deployed by the country’s National Disaster Response Force (NDRF).

India’s National Disaster Management Authority advised individuals on the east coast, especially fishermen, not to go to sea because the circumstances are “phenomenal.” The agency said it was feasible to “completely destroy thatched houses” as well as “comprehensive harm” to other buildings.

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