Kendrapara: Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi today visited cyclone Fani-affected Kendrapara district and assessed the damage. He also took stock of the ongoing relief and restoration work being carried out by different Government agencies.
After taking stock of the situation Padhi said, “Three persons were killed while 1.17 lakh people safely shifted in Kendrapara district ahead of the cyclone Fani made landfall,”
He further said that 100 per cent electricity restoration will be completed in next two days in the district.
He assured of all assistances to the cyclone victims.
With nearly 200 kmph wind storms and incessant rains bringing down trees, power and communications lines and thatched houses, cyclone Fani barrelled through the eastern coast in Odisha’s Puri district on May 3 leaving at least 41 people dead in different coastal district.
The extremely severe cyclone storm has also left behind a trail of devastation in Bhubaneswar and Kendrapara akin to that of Super Cyclone of 1999, which had claimed nearly 10,000 lives and devastated vast areas of the State.