Tag: Cyclone

Cyclone in the times of Covid-19
Cyclone In The Times Of Covid-19!

A cyclone can snap the power supply to Covid hospitals. Even if power is restored in a few hours, many could die in a matter of minutes. Hospitals must maintain fuel reserves of a few days to run back up power generators.

  • Sunday, 09 May 2021
Idai storm kills at least 360 in southern Africa

United Nations: Cyclone Idai may be one of the worst natural disasters to hit southern Africa in living memory, said a UN spokesman of the storm that has killed at least 360 people. Farhan Haq, the Deputy spokesman for UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, gave a grim report of the destruction left by the cyclone that hit […]

  • Monday, 03 May 2021
Indian Navy on high alert for cyclone Fani

Visakhapatnam: As the cyclone storm Fani was intensifying into a ‘Severe Cyclonic Storm’ over the south-east and adjoining south-west Bay of Bengal, the Eastern Naval Command (ENC) is on high alert to render necessary humanitarian assistance, a Navy spokesperson said on Tuesday. Indian Naval ships at Visakhapatnam and Chennai are on stand-by to proceed to the […]

  • Saturday, 01 May 2021
Cyclone Fani: Rs 1,086-cr Central aid to 4 states

New Delhi: The Home Ministry (MHA) on Tuesday issued an advance financial assistance of Rs 1,086 crore to four states for preventive and relief measures in response to cyclonic storm ‘Fani’, a Ministry statement said. Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal will get the aid from the State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) based on […]

  • Saturday, 01 May 2021
Cyclone ‘Fani’ preparedness: Puri Srimandir goes for smaller version of traditional 'bana'

Puri: With cyclone Fani threat looming large on Odisha, especially in Puri, the administration of Puri Jagannath Temple has decided to replace the ‘Patitapabana Bana’ (temple flag) with a short flag as a precautionary measure for protection of the spoked wheel ‘Nilachakra’ atop the temple. As per reports, the Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) has […]

  • Saturday, 01 May 2021
Cyclone Fani: Odisha closes schools, colleges

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Wednesday ordered closure of all educational institutions in the state from May 2 in view of the cyclonic storm ‘Fani’, which is likely to hit the coast on May 3 afternoon. “All educational establishments should declare holidays from May 2 till further orders. All the examinations should be rescheduled,” said the […]

  • Saturday, 01 May 2021
Cyclone Fani: 2 EVM strong rooms to be relocated

Bhubaneswar: The Election Commission has taken adequate precautionary measures to avoid possible damages to polled Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) in view of the expected landfall of Cyclone Fani on Friday. Besides, the Collectors of all the districts which are expected to be affected by the cyclone have been directed to take measures to prevent entry of […]

  • Saturday, 01 May 2021
Cyclone Fani: Evacuation process underway in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: A massive evacuation process was underway ahead of the landfall of cyclonic storm ‘Fani’ in Odisha coast, even as Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday appealed people not to panic over the cyclone. About eight lakh people would be evacuated from low-lying coastal areas to safer places in the state. ‘Fani’ is likely to hit […]

  • Saturday, 01 May 2021
Restoration work in process: Mamata on Fani destruction

Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday said that restoration work was going on following the devastation caused by cyclone Fani, that hit the state earlier in the day but weakened soon after. Fani entered Bengal at 12.30 a.m. through Odisha’s Balasore. It crossed Kharagpur, with a wind speed at 70-80 kmph gusting to […]

  • Saturday, 01 May 2021
Cyclone Fani: Modi announces Rs 1000 crore additional assistance for Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today announced release of Rs 1000 crore additional assistance for Odisha. The Centre had earlier released an advance assistance of Rs 340 crore for the State, when a forecast was made of the ‘extremely severe cyclonic storm’ Fani hitting Odisha coasts on May 3. The Prime Minister along with Odisha […]

  • Saturday, 01 May 2021
Cyclone Fani Aftermath: No end to electricity woes in sight

Bhubaneswar: More than 72 hours after cyclone Fani hit several parts of coastal Odisha and Bhubaneswar, the restoration work doesn’t seem to have been executed at a desired pace triggering resentment in affected areas. Even in VVIP areas in Bhubaneswar like the Governor House damaged electric poles and uprooted trees can be found lying on […]

  • Saturday, 01 May 2021
Cyclone Fani Aftermath: Villagers of Brahmagiri block struggle to get basic amenities

Brahmagiri: The devastating cyclone Fani has left behind horrific trail of destruction in Odisha. Puri’s Brahmagiri block being the worst hit is now trying to rebuild itself from the ruins. Damaged houses, scattered debris and roofs, water soaked ration is all that is left with the residents of Rebananuagan, Talamala and Aliaput villages under Brahmagiri […]

  • Saturday, 01 May 2021
Sports Infrastructure worth crores damaged in Cuttack after Cyclone Fani

Cuttack: Cyclone Fani has destroyed sports infrastructure worth crores of rupees in its trail of destruction in Cuttack. International level stadiums including Barabati stadium and Jawaharlal Indoor stadium have suffered severe damages due to the cyclonic storm. As per reports, the tin and plastic roofs of the VIP and general gallery in Barabati stadium have […]

  • Saturday, 01 May 2021
Cyclone Fani aftermath: 50 NDRF teams engaged in relief & restoration work

Bhubaneswar: As many as 50 units of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) are currently engaged in the rehabilitation and relief work post cyclone Fani in Odisha and emphasis is being laid on restoration of power supply in the affected areas, informed NDRF Director General, Satya Narayan Pradhan today. Pradhan today held a meeting with Chief […]

  • Saturday, 01 May 2021
CM Naveen promises pucca houses for cyclone Fani affected families

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today announced allotment of pucca houses to the families whose houses have been completely or substantially damaged due to cyclone Fani. The assesment process of the damaged houses will begin on May 15 while the work order will be distributed among eligible beneficiaries from June 1, informed CM Naveen. […]

  • Saturday, 01 May 2021