Cyclone Phailin: The morning after the storm

Updated: October 13, 2013 08:03 IST

Cyclone Phailin: The morning after the storm

Cyclone Phailin: The morning after the storm
"Very severe" cyclonic storm Phailin made landfall near Gopalpur on Odisha coast on Saturday night with wind speed of around 200 kilometres per hour, causing very heavy rain in most parts of the state. Seen here, a man carries his children at Sonupur village around 15 kms from Gopalpur in Odisha.
Cyclone Phailin: The morning after the storm
Cyclone Phailin has hit communication lines and power supply in Odisha, Revenue & Disaster Management Minister Surya Narayan Patra told NDTV. In capital Bhubaneswar, there was no power all of last night as the power supply was cut as a precautionary measure as strong winds have uprooted trees and electricity poles, Mr Patra added. Seen here, onlookers look at overturned trucks on the National Highway linking Andhra Pradesh and Odisha.
Cyclone Phailin: The morning after the storm
In capital Bhubaneswar, there was no power all of last night as the power supply was cut as a precautionary measure as strong winds have uprooted trees and electricity poles, one official said. Seen here, a lone man is seen walking on a street in Bhubaneswar.
Cyclone Phailin: The morning after the storm
After making landfall near Gopalpur and causing very heavy rain along the coast and in most parts of Odisha, Phailin moved north-northwestwards. Photo: Sunrise seen from a beach in Visakhapatnam.
Seen here, an elderly Indian woman carries fruit on her head as she waits with her family to return to Sonupur village around 15 kms from Gopalpur in Odisha.
Cyclone Phailin: The morning after the storm
The cyclone has prompted the country's biggest evacuation in 23 years with more than eight lakh people moved up from the coastline in Odisha and Andhra Pradesh to safer places. While Odisha has reportedly evacuated over 7.2 lakh people, Andhra Pradesh has moved about a lakh to safety. Seen here, people arrive at a beach in Visakhapatnam.
Photo courtesy: Maya Sharma
Cyclone Phailin: The morning after the storm
While Odisha has reportedly evacuated over 7.2 lakh people, Andhra Pradesh has moved about a lakh to safety. A massive relief operation has been mounted by multiple state and central agencies. Seen here, an upturned car in Behrampur, Odisha.
Cyclone Phailin: The morning after the storm
As the cyclone hit Gopalpur yesterday, tidal waves rose to 3.5 metres. In Ganjam district, there were reports of wind speeds hitting upto 240 km per hour. Seen here, a roof that had collapsed during the storm in Behrampur.
Cyclone Phailin: The morning after the storm
The cyclone remained "very severe" for six hours after hitting the coast. Seen here, a displaced woman covers her sleeping child as she waits to return at Sonupur village around 15 kms from Gopalpur in Odisha.
Cyclone Phailin: The morning after the storm
It rained in coastal areas of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh through the day yesterday and power supply was cut from Ichchapuram to Palasa in Andhra Pradesh and in seven coastal districts in Odisha. Seen here, a roof damaged during the storm in Behrampur.
Cyclone Phailin: The morning after the storm
All 56 trains on the Howrah-Visakhapatnam route were cancelled and about 16 trains were diverted. Road traffic is also likely to be hit by the heavy rain. Odisha's airport in capital Bhubaneswar was closed yesterday. Seen here, a billboard damaged during the storm.
Cyclone Phailin: The morning after the storm
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has directed that all possible assistance be extended to the states which are on alert for the cyclone. Seen here, people ride on the back of a tractor as they return to Sonupur village around 15 kms from Gopalpur in Odisha.
Cyclone Phailin: The morning after the storm
The Army has deployed 10,000 jawans for relief operations. Seen here, a boat near the sea shore in Srikakulam, Andhra Pradesh.

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