Cyclone Fani makes landfall at Puri coast: 10 latest developments on Cyclone Fani

May 3, 2019 9:13 AM |

Cyclone Fani landfall

Extremely Severe Cyclone Fani has made landfall at Puri coast in Odisha at 8:40 am, Friday. The maximum sustained winds with the cyclonic storm are 180-190 kmph gusting up to 200-220 kmph.

However, interaction with land has led to slight weakening of the extremely severe cyclone Fani, as the eye of the system has almost vanished.

Check out ten latest developments on Cyclone Fani:

  1. Extremely heavy rains have started lashing the coastal parts of Odisha. Squally winds to the tune of 90 kmph are already reaching the coast.
  2. The speed would increase significantly in order of 190-200 kmph, gusting up to 210-220 kmph as the cyclone Fani makes landfall on Friday morning.
  3. The upcoming hours are going to be very crucial for Odisha, as they will be battling with extreme weather conditions in terms of torrential rains, damaging winds, flooding uprooting of trees, snapping of communication and electricity poles.
  4. As per reports, moderate to heavy rainfall activity has been recorded in Coastal Odisha including Gopalpur and Puri. Here is the overnight rainfall data until 6.30 am today morning. Gopalpur - 15 cm, Puri - 10 cm, Bhubaneswar - 5 cm, Paradeep - 3 cm, Chandbali - 3 cm, Balasore - 3 cm and Kalingapatnam - 9 cm.
  5. Considering the possible impact of 'extremely severe' Cyclone Fani, the Odisha government has sought 20 additional units of National Disaster Response Force. The additional units will be deployed at various districts which will be affected due to the cyclone.
  6. At present, 28 NDRF teams are positioned in 14 districts. Apart from NDRF teams, 20 Odisha Disaster Rapid Action Force and 525 fire service personnel have been deployed at various places of coastal and adjourning districts.
  7. According to Collector J. Nivas, the district bordering Odisha recorded 2399 mm rainfall from Thursday 8.30 a.m. to Friday 4 a.m.
  8. Flight operations from the Biju Patnaik International Airport in Bhubaneswar was suspended from Thursday night for the next 24 hours. Educational institutions in the coastal districts were closed till further orders.
  9. It has further been decided to cancel 10 more trains - 7 trains on 3 May, one train on 4 May, one train on 6 May and one train on 7 May. Railways had earlier cancelled 147 trains from 1 to 3 May, ANI reported.
  10. These trains were supposed to pass in Bhadrak-Vizianagaram Railway section of Howrah-Chennai Main Line during cyclone time and some were supposed to originate and ending its journey at Puri or at Bhubaneswar.

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