As the fierce Cyclonic Storm Fani just passed, praises came gushing for India’s rapid response to the disaster and saving a million lives. The United Nations on Saturday praised India’s efforts for its early warning systems, rapid evacuation of nearly 1.2 million people and other measures taken in Odisha to minimize the loss of life from Cyclone Fani, which had approached the state's coastal areas on Friday.
The Bhubaneswar Airport has already re-opened after being closed when the storm approached. Rail services are set to resume today on ward.
About 1.2 million people were rescued from the coastal districts of Odisha on Thursday, a day prior to the cyclone. A total of 45,000 volunteers had came in to join the efforts by the authorities.
And not just Odisha, the Northeast India is also bearing a brunt of the cyclone where torrential rains have led to localized flooding and landslides.
About a 59 flights have been diverted from Guwahati already.
As of now, the coastal hit town Puri, still remains cut-off with internet and network services still down.
Now the death toll has risen to 14, as per the recent data.
On a contrast, the super cyclone of 1999, which had battered Odisha for 30 hours with wave surges reaching 20 km inland, had killed 10,000 people.
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