Odisha was hit by the severe cyclonic storm on the night of October 12. The storm and subsequent flood have caused damage and destruction in 17 districts of the state. Ganjam district, where the cyclone made a landfall, has been the worst-affected.
At least 28 persons lost their lives due to the cyclone, out of which seven died in the floods. The cyclone uprooted lakhs of trees, damaged houses and devastated electricity infrastructure in the affected districts.