Cyclone Fani highlights: Vice Admiral Karambir Singh visits INS Chilka naval base to review situation
Cyclone Fani, one of the strongest storms to batter the Indian subcontinent in decades, uprooted trees and triggered rains as it entered West Bengal post midnight on Saturday.
- 10:56 pm IST
- 8:42 pm IST
- 8:05 pm IST
- 6:50 pm IST
- 6:05 pm IST
- 5:45 pm IST
- 5:15 pm IST
- 4:55 pm IST
- 4:30 pm IST
- 4:15 pm IST
- 2:21 pm IST
- 12:34 pm IST
- 10:01 am IST
- 9:57 am IST
- 9:44 am IST
Cyclone Fani, one of the strongest storms to batter the Indian subcontinent in decades, uprooted trees and triggered rains as it entered West Bengal post midnight on Saturday, hours after making landfall and causing havoc in Odisha on Friday.
No loss of life or any injury has been reported so far.
According to the Meteorological department, the extremely severe cyclonic storm relatively weakened after entering coastal Odisha and transformed into “very severe” as it approached Bengal.
Follow updates here:
Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik undertakes aerial survey of damage done by Fani
“People in cyclone shelters will be provided cooked food for next 15 days. Electricity and drinking water is being arranged on war footing so that they too are supplied to people soon. Condition is bad. PM spoke to me yesterday.Working very hard to restore communication too,” said chief minister of Odisha Naveen Patnaik. The chief minister undertook an aerial survey of the damage done by the cyclonic storm. :ANI
Three C-130J Super Hercules aircraft sent to Bhubaneswar for humanitarian aid, disaster relief
Indian Air Force sent 3 C-130J Super Hercules aircraft to Bhubaneswar from Hindan Air Base for humanitarian aid and disaster relief. The aircraft are carrying approximate 45 tonnes of relief material including medicines for the locations affected by Cyclone Fani. :ANI
Visuals from Tarikund after Cyclone Fani made landfall in Odisha
Visuals from Odisha’s Tarikund in Jagatsinghpur after Cyclone Fani made landfall in the state yesterday. :ANI
Vice Admiral Karambir Singh visits INS Chilka naval base in Odisha to review situation
Navy Chief-designate Vice Admiral Karambir Singh today visited INS Chilka naval base in Odisha to review the situation after Cyclone Fani. :ANI
PM Modi calls up Bengal governor, seeks report on damaged caused by Fani
Prime Minister Narendra Modi called up Bengal governor and sought a report on the damage done by Cyclone Fani.The Governor visited some affected areas.Trinamool is fuming. :ANI
Indian Coast Guards carry out relief operation in Odisha’s Paradip
In Odisha, Indian Coast Guard’s Disaster Relief Team and Orissa Disaster Rapid Action Force (ODRAF) carry out relief operations at Birdih village, near Paradip. (Pic source:Indian Coast Guard) :ANI
Odisha: Indian Coast Guard's Disaster Relief Team&Orissa Disaster Rapid Action Force(ODRAF)carry out relief ops at Birdih village,near Paradip. Several trees were uprooted in the region in the heavy rain&strong winds due to #CyclonicStormFANI y'day (pic source:Indian Coast Guard) pic.twitter.com/CgWPmllZua— ANI (@ANI) May 4, 2019
UN lauds India’s preparation for Cyclone Fani: BJP
The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction has praised India for its efforts that resulted in minimising the possibility of a loss of life and conducting a well-targeted evacuation plan of millions of people. :BJP
The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction has praised India for its efforts that resulted in minimising the possibility of a loss of life and conducting a well-targeted evacuation plan of millions of people. #DeshKiPasandModi pic.twitter.com/1qGTolRzDQ— BJP (@BJP4India) May 4, 2019
‘Widespread rainfall across north eastern states expected on May 4’: IMD
“MeT analysis and numerical model guidance suggests widespread rainfall activity across north eastern states on May 4. Fairly widespread rainfall activity over Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura is expected. Widespread rainfall activity over Arunachal Pradesh on May 5 and reduction thereafter is expected. :IMD
IMD: MeT analysis&numerical model guidance suggests widespread rainfall activity across NE states on 4 May, fairly widespread rainfall activity over Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram & Tripura, widespread rainfall activity over Arunachal on 5 May & reduction thereafter pic.twitter.com/aqELQr57vH— ANI (@ANI) May 4, 2019
AAI cancels over 80 flights in north east region
Airports Authority of India, North Eastern Regional Headquarters has cancelled 59 flights in Guwahati, 8 in Agartala, 2 in Dimapur, 2 in Lilabari, 4 in Dibrugarh and 6 in Imphal. :ANI
65 NDRF rescue and relief teams positioned in vulnerable states
65 NDRF rescue and relief teams are pre-positioned in various parts of the vulnerable states. In Odisha, 44 teams have been positioned. West Bengal has 9 teams; Andhra Pradesh 3 teams; Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland and Meghalaya have 1 team each, and Jharkhand, Kerala and Tamil Nadu have 2 teams each.
Cyclone ‘Fani’ no more a threat to West Bengal: Met official
Cyclone ‘Fani’, which ravaged most parts of Odisha and left 12 people dead, poses no threat to West Bengal anymore, as it weakens further before entering neighbouring Bangladesh, a senior official said on Saturday.
As per forecast, there will be moderate to light rainfall, particularly in the districts adjacent to Bangladesh, but the weather condition in and around the city will normalise through the course of the day, Deputy Director General of the Regional Meteorological Centre here, Sanjib Bandyopadhyay told PTI.
“There is absolutely no threat from this system (cyclone Fani) to West Bengal. The very severe cyclonic storm had weakened into a severe cyclonic storm over Odisha coast before entering West Bengal,” he said.
Air India announces additional flight for passengers stranded due to cyclone Fani
Air India has announced an additional flight for passengers stranded due to cyclone Fani.The flights are Delhi-Bhuvneshwar at 1500hrs and Bhubaneswar-Delhi at 1745hrs.
PM to visit Fani-hit Odisha on Monday
“Day after tomorrow, on the 6th morning, I will be going to Odisha to take stock of the situation arising in the wake of Cyclone Fani,” tweeted PM Modi.
Air India waives charges for carrying relief material for cyclone Fani victims
National carrier Air India on Saturday waived charges for carrying relief materials to victims of cyclone ‘Fani’ on its flights from Delhi to Odisha.
Cyclone Fani hit Odisha’s bordering state West Bengal by crossing Kharagpur. It is expected to continue further in North-East direction with the wind speed of 90 km/hour, said India Meteorological Department.
“If any (NGO/ Civil society/ SHG etc) wants to send relief materials to a cyclone-affected area of Orissa, Air India would ship it free of cost. Concern NGO/ Civil Society/ SHG etc may contact Resident Commissioner office of Orissa at Delhi to send the relief materials to Cyclone affected area of Orissa free of cost by Air India,” the organisation stated in its press release.
Air India to re commence operations at Kolkata airport at 09.45 am
Air India will be re commencing operations at Kolkata airport at 09.45 am, said the airlines. Kolkata airport resumed operations from 8am on Saturday after remaining closed for 17 hours.