Cyclone Fani Death Toll Rises To 64 Including 39 In Puri

Bhubaneswar: The toll due to Cyclone Fani, which left a trail of destruction and devastation through coastal Odisha as it hit the state on May 3, has increased to 64, a official report said on Sunday.

A Cyclone Situation Report released from the office of Special Relief Commissioner said that while 39 deaths have been reported from worst-affected Puri district, nine deaths occurred in Khurdha and six in Cuttack.

Four persons were killed in Mayurbhanj district and three deaths reported each from Jajpur and Kendrapara, it added.

A total of 1.64 crore people have been affected in 14 districts by the cyclone.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday announced that permanent houses will be sanctioned for all families whose houses were completely or substantially damaged due to the cyclonic storm.

The house damage assessment will begin from May 15 and will be completed within a week, he added

Details in the report:

Districts affected namely Angul, Balasore, Bhadrak, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Ganjam, Jagatsinghpur, Jajpur, Kendrapara, Keonjhar, Khordha, Mayurbhanj, Nayagarh and Puri.

159 no. of Blocks affected.

52 no. of ULBs affected.

18168 no. of Villages affected.

1,65,30,900 Population affected.

5,08,467 Houses damaged

Livestock Affected: 87,78,943 (LA- 24,41,640; SA-9,89,297; Poultry-53,48,006)

Analysis of Causal Factors of Human Deaths

Outside-Falling of Tree/Electric Pole/ Hoarding/ Others- 20

Falling of Wall- 25

Falling of Roof/ Asbestos- 6

To be Ascertained- 13

5 Nos. 400 KV towers, 27 Nos. of 220 KV towers, 21 Nos. 130 KV towers have been damaged in the cyclone. 04 numbers of 220 KV Grids at Chandaka, Bidanasi, Samagra, Mendhasala and 4 numbers of 132 KV Grid at Puri, Nimapada, Mancheswar and Ransinghpur have been damaged.

5030 Kms. of 33 KV lines, 38613 Kms. of 11 KV lines, 64304 nos. of distribution transformers, and 79485 Kms. of LT lines damaged.

In Puri district extensive damages have occurred to kutcha houses. As per report received so far 1,89,095 no. of houses damaged in Puri. Structures of temporary street vendors have been completely damaged. 160 nos. of people injured and admitted to hospital for treatment. Special Circuit House Puri, Office and Residence of SP and Collector have been badly damaged like many other buildings.

Huge numbers of trees have been uprooted resulting in disruption of road communication. Khordha and Bhubaneswar city have been severely affected.

In Bhubaneswar, 3 persons injured and hospitalized.

4 persons in Kendrapada grievously injured and hospitalized.

74 persons have been injured in Jajpur district.

Telecom towers have been affected resulting in cellular and telephone network down in wide area. All telephone and cell phones are down in Puri district. Telephone and mobile connectivity has also been severely affected in Khordha including Bhubaneswar city.

Summer crops, orchards, plantations devastated in a large scale.

Traffic was disrupted in all the PWD roads of Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapada due to up-rooted trees, debris and electric poles.

1031 number of public health facilities (MC & H/ DHH/ SDH/ CHCs/ PHCs/ Sub-Centers) damaged.

 5244 number of Primary School Buildings and 1547 number of secondary school buildings damaged.

980.69 km. of River/ Saline Embankments have been damaged.

50% of the plants have been damaged in Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Jajpur and Paradeep.

65 no. of Cashew fields in Khurdha, Cuttack, and Jajpur damaged.

180 number of Higher Education Institutions severely & 90 numbers of HEIs partially damaged.

227 no. of breaches, 5596 kms length of road, 326 no. of culverts have been damaged in PWD roads. 556 no. of roads blocked due to uprooted trees, electric poles & wires, cyclone debris.

2248 no. of RD roads of length 6091.73 kms. have been damaged. 29 no. of breaches and 218 no. of CD/ Bridge damaged and 04 no. of CD/ Bridge washed away.

3290 no. of Community Lift Irrigation Projects have been damaged in Puri, Khordha, Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapada, Nayagarh.

2364 no. of PWS affected in Puri, Khordha, Kendrapada, Jagatsinghpur, Cuttack, Bhadrak and Jajpur.

In fisheries sector, 6390 no. of Traditional Marine Fishing Boats, 7240 no. of Nets, 279 no. of fish ponds of area 66.92 Ha, 3 nos. of fishing harbours, 06 no. of fish landing centres, 05 no. of fish farms, building and other infrastructures have been fully/ partially damaged.

152985.40 Ha. of agriculture area have been affected.

About 9 lakhs trees have been uprooted inside forest and sanctuary areas. More than 5 lakh trees outside the forest area have been uprooted/ severely damaged.


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