After leaving a trail of destruction behind as the cyclone fani wrecked Odisha Prime Minister Narendra Modi discussed the situation with Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and governor Ganeshi Lal and assured all support from the central government. Prime Minister Narendra Modi also assured That he will visit Odisha on May 6.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Twitter recently that after having a meeting with Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and discussing the prevalent situation due to the cyclone Fani, continuous support from the central government will be assured in the wake of the cyclone. He also added that the entire nation stands in solidarity with the people who are affected by the cyclone in different parts of the state.
He also expressed his concern after having a talk with Odisha governor professor Ganeshi Lal Ji and said that all possible support is extended from the central government to the sisters and brothers of Odisha who are in the great hours of distress in the face of natural disaster
He also spoke to Shri Keshari Nath Tripathi the governor of West Bengal cyclone prone areas West Bengal.
The cyclone fani made the landfall in Odisha late Friday night with a speed of 200 kmph. In the last 24 hours 12 lakh, people were evacuated and taken care of in the shelter homes. People from the vulnerable areas including the kutcha houses were the first priority.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in his meeting said that the entire assessment of the damage can only be done after the cyclone has crossed the State of Odisha. He also added that Puri, where the cyclone made the landfall has experienced the most amount of damage.
Expressing concern over the restoration of electricity and restoration of communication, Naveen Patnaik said that the electricity will face a major challenge and will be able to restore by May 5.
The cyclone Fani is the greatest of all disasters after Odisha experience the cyclone in 1999. The cyclone made the landfall in the morning of May 3 and created havoc in the state. Till now it has taken 3 lives and 160 have been reported injured besides causing large destruction to the property.