Watch: What cyclone Fani’s landfall at Puri looked like
The Press Information Bureau posted a 15-second video on Twitter showing the impact of Cyclone Fani in Puri. The video showed trees being swayed by strong winds amid heavy rain as it made a deafening sound.Updated: May 03, 2019, 17:37 IST
A video tweeted by the government’s press arm showed the impact of Cyclone Fani as it lashed Odisha’s coast on Friday morning and dumped heavy rains and hit several areas with strong winds.
The Press Information Bureau posted a 15-second video on Twitter showing the impact of Cyclone Fani in Puri. The video showed trees being swayed by strong winds amid heavy rain as it made a deafening sound.
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“The sound and the fury: here’s what the landfall at Puri by #CycloneFani actually looked like,” PIB tweeted.
The cyclonic storm is very likely to move north-northeastwards and cross the Odisha coast between Gopalpur and Chandbali, south of Puri during forenoon with maximum sustained wind speed of 170-180 kmph gusting to 200 kmph.
The landfall process is very likely to continue till afternoon on Friday. The system is then very likely to continue to move north-northeastwards, weaken gradually and emerge into Gangetic West Bengal as a “severe cyclonic storm” by the early morning of May 4.
It is very likely to move further north-northeastwards and emerge into Bangladesh on May 4 evening as a cyclonic storm.
Several areas of the coastal temple town of Puri were flooded and the state’s capital Bhubaneswar and Cuttack and Bhadrak also received heavy rains. At some places, including Bhubaneswar, Several trees were uprooted and thatched structures were destroyed.
More than one million people have been evacuated from vulnerable districts in the last 24 hours in Odisha as the government said that 10,000 villages and 52 towns in nine districts will be affected due to Cyclone Fani. The storm is likely to impact Odisha’s coastal districts Ganjam, Gajapati, Khurda, Puri, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Bhadrak, Jajpur and Balasore.