With the speed of 175 kilometres per hour (kmph), cylone Fani made landfall in Odisha’s Puri district at 8.30 am on May 3, 2019
Cyclone Fani is only the second severe cyclone in the last 118 years to form in the Bay of Bengal in the month of April and cross over to the Indian mainland. Photo: Ashis Senapati
The coastal areas of the state witnessed turbulent winds uprooting electricity poles and trees in many areas. Photo: Ashis Senapati
Coastal towns, including Puri, Gopalpur, Kendrapara, Jagatsinghpur, and other areas are now waterlogged due to incessant rains. Chilika Lake is the worst affected. Photo: Ashis Senapati
The wind was so strong in Dhenkanal, it yanked out the window at a guesthouse in IIMC. Photo: Mrinal Chatterjee
Five people have died due to the cyclone. The state government has evacuated more than 11 lakh people from vulnerable areas of 15 eastern districts. Photo: Ashis Senapati
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