Live updates Phailin Cyclone

 
Last Updated: Thursday 11 June 2015

Live updates Phailin Cyclone

  • Slamming government's claims that relief measures are in place, villagers have said that they have not received any help

  • Final assessment of damage is still on. The severe cyclone flattened 200,000 homes and inundated 14,515 villages with water.

  • R S Gopalan, director of agriculture in Odisha government, said flashfloods in Mayurbhanj and Balasore districts damaged 0.1 million hectares of agricultural land

  • Phailin has left around 10,000 villages in the coastal districts of Odisha in the dark

  • Water, power and other essential services being restored slowly in areas hit by Phailin

  • Authorities say it might take long to restore normalcy in affected parts of Odisha

  • Odisha's Budha Balanga and Subernarekha rivers in spate after heavy downpour

  • Balasore's Sindhia and Fariki villages reportedly cut off from roads because of flooding, situation critical 

  • Government planning to send a few contingents of National Disaster Response Force to Balasore

  • About 10,000 affected villages in Ganjam, Puri, Kendrapada, Jagatsinghpur, Jajpur, Cuttack, Gajapati, Naragarh and Khordha districts of Odisha are currently without electricity

  • Around 155,000 houses have collapsed in Ganjam district

  • About 20,000 mud-walled thatched houses damaged in Kendrapada district

  • Revenue minister says 500,000 ha land impacted by cyclone

  • Rivers in spate. Baitarani river has crossed danger level, says state relief commissioner

  • Reports from Odisha revenue department say coastal villages in Kendrapada still cut off

  • IMD forecasts heavy rainfall. Hirakud dam reservoir may receive more water. State government to take stock by afternoon

  • Latest from Met department. Phailin is a severe cyclone. It is 50 km from Sambalpur

  • 200,000 houses damaged, says revenue department

  • Damage to property and farms similar to the damage caused by 1999 super cyclone

  • 38 towns impacted by cyclone Phailin

  • 20,000 villages impacted by cyclone Phailin

  • More than eight million people affected

  • 30 per cent agricultural land in Kendrapada and Jagatsinghpur districts destroyed by saline water ingress 

  • 50 people feared dead, loss of infrastructure and propoerty likely in crores of rupees

  • Lake Chilka is overflowing and 22 villages have been submerged

  • Scale of devastation may be known later in the day

  • Mahanadi embankment in Astaranga in Puri breached, 50 villages washed away

  • Evacuation preceding Phailin is the fastest ever in India, 7 lakh people evacuated

  • 10 ft (3 metre) storm surge hits Gopalpur, government to take up assessment of damage tomorrow morning

  • Eye of Phailin moves over Gopalpur on Odisha coast, wind speed at present is 200 km and is expected to increase

  • It is not a super cyclone. Devastation will depend on severity of rain

  • Very severe storm expected to remain for six hours

  • India Met Department says Phailin landfall is delayed, which could mean either its intensity reduces or the cyclone stays near coast for long like in 1999

  • Officials say cyclone has hit Srikakulam in Andhra Pradesh

  • Water gushes 2 km inside Astranga in Puri. Four villages severly affected

  • Three deaths confirmed officially; one each in Bhubaneswar, Ganjam and Jagatsinghpur

  • Complete blackout in Bhubaneswar. Heavy rains lash city. Trees uprooted, one woman killed

  • Control rooms of state government authorities out of reach or kept busy for long

  • Landfall may happen earlier than predicted

  • Sea water enters Paradip, 18 fishermen missing off Paradip coast, coastguard give up their search in rough sea 

  • Power cut and evening landfall to affect rescue work

  • Villages inundated by swelling sea, water enters Astaranga in Puri and lake Chilka

  • Wind speed increases to 140km/hour in Gopalpur

  • Gopalpur and Behrampur towns report largescale tree uprroting and house collapse, 13 dead

  • Cyclone is 450 km wide, already inside Odisha

  • Discharge from rivers like Mahanadi drastically reduces. Floodwater impacts 123 villages.

  • About 11 million people likely to be affected, 80 percent in Odisha.

  • Zig zag wind flow starts, experts cite this as nearing of Phailin's landfall. 

  • Gopalpur completely deserted as several evacuated to safer areas

  • Sure sign of imminent landfall, visibility in coastal areas down to 80m radius

  • Two-third of Odisha under heavy cloud 

  • Wind speed increases to 130km/hr, sea waves lash houses in Puri

  • Two more reported dead in Jagatsinghpur district, 50 villages in state cut off

  • Army takes charge of matters. Close to 3,000 persons with specialized disaster management training enter 5 Odisha distrcits

  • Five die after house collapse and tree uprooting in Puri and Cuttack

  • Ganjam district will be the worst affected, says National Disaster Management Authority 

  • Many villages in Kendrapada coast cut off

  • Railways suspends services in coastal Odisha, whole state to be affected

  • Flood alert in Sambalpur as Hirakud dam fills up to maximum level. There is also heavy rainfall in its catchment as cyclone approaches.

  • Power cut enforced in coastal districts of Odisha

  • IMD sticks to its 'very severe cyclone' forecast. Wind speed reaches 80km/hr on Odisha coast 

  • Senior regional directors of the Regional Office of Health and Family Welfare at Bhubaneswar and Hyderabad have been asked to be in touch with their respective state governments

  • Ershama which suffered maximum damage in 1999 super cyclone has reported a wind speed of 90km/hr

  • Arrangements have been made to meet immediate requirement of essential drugs from the stores of MSO and that of the three Central government hospitals

  • National Institute Mental Health and Allied Sciences has kept ready three psycho-social teams to be deployed at short notice

  • Four public health teams have been constituted from NCDC and AIIH&PH for rapid health assessment

  • 30 member quick response medical team has been constituted from Central government hospitals and CGHS to move to affected areas at short notice

  • First contingent of the National Disaster Relief Force moves to Jagatsingpur district

  • Bhubaneswar airport may be closed tomorrow as it becomes the vital link for relief and enforcement

  • Defence officials have prepared themselves on a war footing. Six defence bases ready with more than 30 aircrafts and helicopters. IAF has pressed into service two C130J Super Hercules aircraft, 18 helicopters, including Mi -17V5 and two AN-32s to the effort and the aircraft

  • Officials say Ganjam and Gajapati districts in Odisha are likely to be hit the hardest

  • IMD has predicted a storm surge of 2.5 metre to 3.0 metre in Ganjam, Khurda, Puri and Jagatsinghpur districts

  • Mass evacuation on as super cyclone Phailin is expected to hit coastal Odisha on Saturday

  • Thousands of villagers in Odisha and Andhra heading for safe areas

  • Authorities have moved more than 40,000 people from low-lying villages of Odisha and as many as 64,000 people from north coastal districts of Srikakvlam, Vizianagram and Visakapatnam on Andhra

  • A special officer has been sent to all the coastal districts to oversee operations. We have directed the district collector and police to remain alert, Andhra Pradesh revenue minister Raghuveera Reddy said

 

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  • I pray the Phailin Cyclone

    I pray the Phailin Cyclone causes minimum damage.
    Dr.A.Jagadeesh Nellore(AP),India

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