|State - Odisha|
|Abstract of Status Report on Cyclone "PHAILIN" followed by Flood|
|[As on Dt.17/10/2013] : 10.00 AM|
|Sl.||Name of the districts||Blocks Affected (Nos.)||GPs Affected (Nos.)||Villages Affected (Nos.)||ULB Affected (Nos.)||Population Affected (Nos.) due to flood & cyclone||Human Casulaty due to cyclone||Human Casulaty due to flood||Crop area affected (in hect.)||Person evacuated due to cyclone||Person evacuated due to flood||Cattle evacuated||Houses Damaged|
|*||Casualty of large animal - 1487, small animal - 2906 and birds - 170970, Carcass disposal completed|
|*||5.7 tons of dry food air dropped|
1.2 crore people in 16,000 villages affected
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik does aerial survey of affected districts
Balasore, Jajpur, Bhadrak, Mayurbhanj districts affected
Over 75,000 people still marooned in Balasore and Jajpur districts
Standing crops in over six lakh hectares destroyed
Over three lakh houses damaged due to floods and cyclone
Over 11 lakh evacuated in all
Water level receding in Budhabalang in Balasore
Food packets are being air-dropped
Relief to be sent by boats to flood-hit areas
- NDRF teams have cleared 1096 kms of road by removing 937 fallen trees. Around 45electric poles also cleared.
- Most of the important roads opened and made motorable
- Total 83 persons were rescued from Kavitri mandal, Ganjam and Jagatsinghpur
- Total 1015 persons were rescued from district Balasore, Odisha
- Total 49 persons evacuated and shifted to safer places from villages- Alipur and Patharagara in district Ganjam
- Total 230 persons were rescued from district Mayurbhanj in Odisha
- Total 20 persons were rescued from district Keonjhar in Odisha
- Total 5 persons were rescued from district Jajpur, Odisha
- Total 120 persons rescued from Raghunathpur and Banki area of district Cuttack
- 14 Quintal relief material distributed in district Balasore and Ganjam
- NDRF teams distributed food packets to 400 persons at Behram, district Ganjam
Bihar and Jharkhand:
- 4 NDRF teams are prepositioned at Supaul, Sitamarhi ,Darbhanga and Gopalganj in connection with prevailing flood like situation
- 2 NDRF teams are prepositioned at Jamsedpur and Dhanbad
- 2 Teams of NDRF are prepositioned at Bhara/Nariyal/ collectriate Ghat, Patna and Purnia
- 2 NDRF teams are being kept as reserve at Supaul.
The Prime Minister reviewed the impact of Cyclone Phailin and the damage caused by it in Odisha, Andhra Pradesh and other areas.
The Prime Minister is relieved to learn that, even though Cyclone Phailin was a very severe cyclonic storm, the loss of life has been contained to a very large extent because of the preventive measures taken in advance. However, the Prime Minister noted with distress the extensive damage to property, crops and livestock that has resulted from the cyclone. The Prime Minister expressed his sympathies for those who have lost their near and dear ones or have lost their houses, crops or livestock.
The Prime Minister complimented the efforts of the state authorities, district and police administration in all the affected districts, relief workers at the state and district levels, the officers and staff of the National Disaster Management Authority, the National Disaster Relief Force and the Indian Meteorological Department, for the preventive measures they took which resulted in containing the effects of the cyclone on human life.
The Prime Minister announced an ex-gratia assistance of Rs.2,00,000 to the next of kin of each of the deceased and Rs.50,000 to those seriously injured in the cyclone, from the Prime Minister's National Relief Fund.
Villagers protest on road from Bhubaneswar to Bhanjanagar demanding relief. Roads have been blocked with tree trunks. A sub divisional collector was also present.
After leaving a trail of destructions and keeping the state administration on its toes for over a week, the cyclone Phailin has finally left Odisha and shifted to neighbouring Jharkhand as a depression, Met office sources said.
Heavy rains in the aftermath of Cyclone Phailin, which struck the Odisha coast over the weekend and has since dissipated, has triggered massive floods in several districts in the state. Over 2.5 lakh people have been marooned in Balasore, which along with Mayurbhanj, are the worst-hit.
- 10,000 people stranded in floods in Ganjam in Odisha
- Three villages completely cut off
- Rivers Baramadi and Nohrakhandi are in spate, water receding slowly
- Local MLA P Swain says Army and Air Force need to be called in
The South Eastern Railway today cancelled the Howrah-Puri Weekly Express, and rescheduled or diverted some other train services following the cyclonic storm Phailin which threw train traffic out of gear since Saturday.
- The severe cyclone was predicted exactly, the track, the intensity were predicted exactly. These predictions warn people.
- The 16-17 people who died were caught in post cyclone accidents, they didn't die during the cyclone.
- Nearly a million people were evacuated. Mostly in Odisha.
- In terms of the numbers involved in the evacuations, this is a world record. This is because we made strategic investments in our Met dept. Though it was only 750 cr.
- The ability of our Met department to accurately predict even rains has improved. It's a blessing for farmers.
- Our nation can congratulate itself. No other South Asian country has the kind of equipment we do. If we make more investments, we can be equal to the best in the world.
- I'd like to congratulate the staff, thank the Home Ministry. The state administrations did a very good job too
- Khudra road, Berhampur, Palasa, Srikakulam, and Visakhapatnam routes opened for traffic
- Train services to south India and Mumbai from Bhubaneswar fully restored
An unprecedented and timely evacuation drive, said to be biggest ever in India, ensured minimum casualties as Cyclone Phailin slammed into coastal Odisha.
- People stranded near Chandipur in Odisha
- 15,000 food packets to be dropped
- 4 Mi-17 helicopters pressed into service for flood relief
One column of army engineers deployed at 11 PM yesterday night for flood relief 100 west of Ganja. Rivers like Mahanadi and Subernarekha are in spate.
Time of issue: 0230 hours IST Dated: 14-10-2013
Bulletin No.: BOB 04/2013/42
Subject: Cyclonic Storm 'PHAILIN' remained as deep depression over north Chhattisgarh and
The cyclonic storm, PHAILIN remained as deep depression over north Chhattisgarh and adjoining areas of Odisha & Jharkhand and moved northwards with a speed of 16 kmph during past 6 hours and lay centred at 2330 hours IST of 13 th October 2013 over Jharkhand and adjoining north Chhattisgarh near latitude 23.5 0 N and longitude 83.8 0 E, 70 km north-east of Ambikapur & 60 km southeast of Daltonganj. The system would move north-northeastwards during next 6-12 hours and weaken gradually into a depression.
Estimated track and intensity of the system are given in the Table below:
Date/Time (IST) Position Sustained maximum surface Category
(Lat. 0 N/ Long. 0 E) wind speed (kmph)
13-10-2013/2330 23.5/83.8 40-50 gusting to 60 Deep Depression
14-10-2013/0530 24.0/84.3 35-45 gusting to 55 Depression
14-10-2013/1130 24.7/84.6 25-35 gusting to 45 Well Marked Low Pressure Area
Warning for Jharkhand, Bihar, Sub-Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim
Heavy rainfall: Rainfall at many places with isolated heavy to very heavy falls would occur over Bihar, Sub-Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim during next 36 hours and in Jharkhand during next 24 hours.
Rainfall at many places with isolated heavy falls would occur over north Chhattisgarh and interior Odisha during next 12 hrs.
Squally wind: Squally wind speed of 40-50 kmph gusting to 60 kmph would prevail around system centre during next 6 hours and would gradually decrease thereafter.
With Cyclone Phailin moving further inland, there is flood threat in Mayurbhanj and Baripada districts of Odisha and neighbouring states of Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Bihar.
An unprecedented evacuation drive, said to be the country's biggest ever, ensured minimum casualties as Cyclone Phailin slammed into coastal Odisha on Saturday. 23 people, including 2 in neighbouring Andhra, have died in the aftermath of the "very severe" storm, which has since weakened.
Though Andhra Pradesh suffered one cyclone related death, the destruction has been immense. For Saralamma, a widow and mother of two, life has almost come to a standstill with her house collapsing due to the strong winds.