Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday that the center has released more than Rs.1000 crore to all states which will face the brunt of Severe Cyclone Fani that made landfall near Puri by resulting in killing two people and all those affected the entire country will give their support and we are with you says Narendra Modi who was addressing a rally in Rajasthan.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi who was addressing a rally at Rajasthan said that Centre is in touch with the government in Odisha, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, and Puducherry.
I took the latest updates from the officers and I held a review meeting yesterday and more than Rs 1000 crores were released to concerned the governments in advance. The NDRF, Indian Coast Gaurd, army, navy, and Air force were working with the administration and I assure that the affected people that the entire nation and Centre are with them added Narendra Modi.
A senior Odisha government official said that two people were killed as cyclone Fani slammed into the state in the day with the winds gusting with the speed of 190kmph to 200kmph adding that we can confirm two deaths as per the sources one old man in the shelter died because of a heart attack.
Another person went into the storm despite our warnings because of a tree fallen on him says Odisha State Special Relief Commissioner Bishnupada Sethi while speaking to the agencies.
Cyclonic storm Fani made landfall in Odisha’s Puri District wreaking havoc Friday resulting in damages of houses, uprooting of trees in different places and electricity pole and government has evacuated more than a million people from the districts affected by the Cyclone Fani.
The Indian Coast Gaurd and the Indian Navy have deployed ships and helicopters for relief and rescue operations while the Indian Army and the Indian Force units in the three states and the Ministry of Shipping has disengaged all the ships at Paradip Port and has deployed emergency vessels and the rescue operations from the Indian army and Indian Navy Units in the three states have been put on stand by.
Fani the strongest cyclone to hit Odisha came in October 1999 while the second largest cyclone Phailin hit the coast in October 23rd. Cyclone Titli that hit Andhra Pradesh coast in October last year killed 61 people and many of them in Tribal dominated Gajapati district and wreaked huge damage in Odisha as it’s changed the direction and moved towards northeast after making landfall.