Over 1.5 crore people affected in FANI: SEOC

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Bhubaneswar: Over 1.5 crore people were affected while around 5,08,467 houses damaged in Odisha due to Cyclone FANI, the State Emergency Operation Centre (SEOC) said today.

A total of 14 districts including 159 Blocks, 52 Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) and 16659 villages have been affected by the severe cyclonic storm.

As per the report, 1,50,94,321 population were affected in Angul, Balasore, Bhadrak, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Ganjam, Jagatsinghpur, Jajpur, Kendrapara, Keonjhar, Khurda, Mayurbhanj, Nayagarh, and Puri districts while 34,56,362 livestock casualties reported.

41 human casualties have been reported so far out of which Puri district mounts the highest death toll figure with 21, Cuttack with 5, followed by Khurda, Jajpur and Mayurbhanj districts with four human casualties each. Whereas Kendrapada district’s casualty figure stands at three.

Moreover, 1,89,095 houses including Special Circuit House, SP, and Collector office were badly damaged in Puri. Besides, 160 people were injured and admitted to hospital for treatment.

Here is the detailed report as informed by the SEOC today:

Impact/ Extent of Damage: (Information received so far)

  • 14 Districts affected namely Angul, Balasore, Bhadrak, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Ganjam, Jagatsinghpur, Jajpur, Kendrapara, Keonjhar, Khurda, Mayurbhanj, Nayagarh and Puri.
  • 159 no. of Blocks affected
  • 52 no. of ULBs affected
  • 16659 no. of Villages affected
  • 1,50,94,321 Population affected
  • 5,08,467 Houses damaged
  • Livestock Affected: 87,39,657 (LA- 24,40,993; SA-9,89,174; Poultry-53,09,490)
  • Livestock Casualty 34,56,362 (LA- 2082, SA-2202, Poultry- 34,52,078)
  • 41 nos. of Human Casualty have been reported so far
  • 05 nos. 400 KV towers, 27 Nos. of 220 KV towers, 21 Nos. 130 KV towers have been damaged in the cyclone. 04 numbers of 220 KV Grids at Chandaka, Bidanasi, Samagra, Mendhasala and 4 numbers of 132 KV Grid at Puri, Nimapada, Mancheswar and Ransinghpur have been damaged.
  • 5030 Kms of 33 KV lines, 38613 Kms of 11 KV lines, 64304 nos. of distribution transformers, and 79485 Kms of LT lines damaged.
  • In Puri district, extensive damages have occurred to kutcha houses.
  • As per report received so far 1,89,095 no. of houses damaged in Puri.  Structures of temporary street vendors have been completely damaged. 160 nos. of people injured and admitted to hospital for treatment. Special Circuit House Puri, Office and Residence of SP and Collector have been badly damaged like many other buildings.
  • Huge numbers of trees have been uprooted resulting in disruption of road communication. Khurda and Bhubaneswar city have been severely affected.
  • In Bhubaneswar 03 persons injured and hospitalised.
  • 04 persons in Kendrapada grievously injured and hospitalised.
  • 74 persons have been injured in Jajpur district.
  • Telecom towers have been affected resulting in cellular and telephone network down in the wide area. All telephone and cell phones are down in Puri district. Telephone and mobile connectivity has also been severely affected in Khurda including Bhubaneswar city.
  • Summer crops, orchards, plantations devastated in a large scale.
  • Traffic was disrupted in all the PWD roads of Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapada due to up-rooted trees, debris and electric poles.
  • 1031 number of public health facilities (MC & H/ DHH/ SDH/ CHCs/ PHCs/Sub-Centers) damaged.
  • 5244 number of Primary School Buildings and 1547 number of secondary school buildings damaged.
  • 69 km. of River/ Saline Embankments have been damaged.
  • 50% of the plants have been damaged in Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Jajpur and
  • 65 no. of Cashew fields in Khurda, Cuttack, and Jajpur damaged.
  • 180 number of Higher Education Institutions severely & 90 numbers of HEIs partially damaged.
  • 227 no. of breaches, 5596 kms length of road, 326 no. of culverts have been damaged in PWD roads. 556 no. of roads blocked due to uprooted trees, electric poles & wires, cyclone debris.
  • 25 kms. of RD roads and 4610 buildings have been affected.
  • 3290 no. of Community Lift Irrigation Projects have been damaged in Puri, Khurda, Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapada, Nayagarh.
  • 2364 no. of PWS affected in Puri, Khurda, Kendrapada, Jagatsinghpur, Cuttack, Bhadrak and Jajpur.
  • In fisheries sector, 6389 no. of Traditional Marine Fishing Boats, 7240 no. of Nets, 2524 no. of fish ponds of area 587 ha., 3 nos. of fishing harbours, 06 no. of fish landing centres, 05 no. of fish farms, building and other infrastructures have been fully/ partially damaged.

Action Taken:  

  • Clearing of roads is going on.
  • Power restoration process is in full swing.
  • Road communication in Ganjam and Gajapti completely restored. Road clearance and restoration work in other districts including Bhubaneswar city is going on.
  • Considering the serious disruption of electricity supply, road communication, telephone, and mobile connectivity, additional support has been rushed for an immediate restoration. Additional teams for road clearance, police for Law and Order, distribution of dry food such as Chuda and Gud, Polythene mobilized to the district.
  • 14,70,197 Persons evacuated and sheltered.
  • 24,889 numbers of tourists safely evacuated from Puri, Ganjam, Cuttack and Balasore districts.
  • 2398 number of polythene rolls from Gajapati district and 3200 rolls from Ganjam district, 600 rolls from Rayagada, 225 rolls from Jharsuguda, 530 rolls from Dhenkanal and 545 rolls from Nuapada sent to Puri.
  • 600 rolls of polythene from Bolangir and 200 rolls from Baragarh sent to Cuttack district.
  • 500 rolls of polythene from Mayurbhanj, 350 rolls from Keonjhar, 300 rolls from Jharsuguda, and 800 rolls from Koraput sent Khordha district.
  • Train services resumed to normalcy from Bhubaneswar on 05th May.
  • Diary plants are fully operational in Bhubaneswar. 25 mobile milk units and 06 e-carts of OMFED are supplying milk in Bhubaneswar.
  • 15889 packets of relief materials (Chuda, Gur, Biscuit, Candle, Match Box & Salt) handed over to Puri, 4632 packets to Khordha and 800 packets to E. Co. Rly.
  • 15 lakh water pkts. and 1.5 lakh chlorine tablets dispatched from Pondicherry to Bhubaneswar.
  • 70,27,447 no. of messages on post-disaster precautionary measures have been sent to 14 affected districts through LBAS from SEOC.
  • 17,33,486 no. of messages on information related distribution of gratuitous relief sent to 05 districts (Khordha, Puri, Kenrapda, Jagatsinghpur and Cuttack) through LBAS from SEOC.

Health:

  • 302 No. of affected Public health facilities restored to normal.
  • 703 no. of MRCs opened.
  • 199 number of Mobile Medical Teams Deployed.
  • 1945 numbers of pregnant women shifted to Maa Gruhas/ Delivery points.
  • 12031 number of open water sources disinfected affected areas.
  • 2854947 number of ORS sachets distributed.
  • 2386259 number of Halogen Tablets Distributed.
  • 47 number of doctors deployed from outside to Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapada and Puri.
  • 3839 number of cleanliness drives initiated by GKS/ others.

Veterinary:

  • 1,418 no. of Veterinary camps organised.
  • 82,405 no. of animals treated.
  • 1,41,345 vaccinations done.
  • 34,24,062 carcass disposed.
  • 315 no. of veterinary doctors, 1126 Para-Vets & supportive staff have been engaged for ensuring Health Care measures in flood-affected areas.
  • A total 946.00 MT of cattle feed have been supplied to cyclone-affected districts i.e. 109.00 MT in Cuttack, 376.00 MT in Puri, 191 MT in Jagatsinghpur, 267 MT in Jajpur & 3 MT in Kendrapada district.
  • Rapid Response Teams have been formed (34 in Puri district, 03 in Khordha, 33 in Cuttack) to provide necessary Veterinary services.
  • 35 Veterinary Officers from the Directorate as well as other veterinary institutions have been deputed to 36 blocks of 3 severely affected districts named Puri, Khurda, and Cuttack for monitoring/ supervision of post cyclonic activities, proper disposal of carcasses.

Drinking Water:  

  • Required no. of DG sets hired and moved to the affected districts.
  • Team of officials from adjoining districts deployed in most affected areas of Puri, Khurda, and Cuttack for assisting the District Administration.
  • 100 % Water supply restored to Cuttack, Khordha and Jatni ULBs.
  • Puri, Bhubaneswar, Konark and Nimapara ULBs have already achieved 100% restoration of water supply.
  • 214 no. of DG sets have been deployed to provide alternative power supply to pipe water supply. In addition 339 no. of water tankers and 1029 no. of PVC tanks are pressed into service to reach water in the tail ends, high ends and other water-stressed areas
  • Rural – 1550 PWS out of 2364 operationalised through Gensets (542) and through electrification/ solar (1008) in Puri, Khordha, Kendrapada, Jagatsinghpur, Cuttack, Bhadrak and Jajpur districts. Water supply have also been ensured through 464 no. water tankers.

Energy:

  • The Department of Energy have notified 1.5 times of prescribed wage rate for skilled, semi-skilled and unskilled labourers in cyclone restoration work so as to attract more no of competent gangs from within and outside the State. Fooding wage Rs.150 per person per day has also been prescribed.
  • Out of 25,05,556 affected consumers in Angul, Dhenkanal, Cuttack, Puri, Nayagarh, Khurda, Kendrapada, Jagatsinghpur, and Jajpur electricity have been restored to 12,96,657 consumers.
  • 310 gangs are engaged for electricity restoration works.

Rural Development:

  • In Puri district 64 roads cleared out of 560 affected roads.
  • In Khurda all roads cleared except 11.
  • In Jagatsinghpur all roads cleared except in 3 blocks.
  • In Cuttack all roads cleared except 11.

Assistance by Indian Coast Guard:  

  • Clearing of roads and distribution of medical supplies in Puri.
  • Distribution of food packets and potable water at Naugaon and Dhanaria.
  • Distribution of food packets at Girang Nuasahi, Gaudabadpur and Sunati Village.
  • CG helicopter distributed 200 packets of food/ relief material in Konark and Puri
  • CG helicopter dropped 400 packets of food/ relief material at Harachandi and Brahmagiri.
  • Distribution of 710 food packets, 40 loafs of bread, 15 kg biscuit and 100 bottles of packaged drinking water, 450 ORS sachets to the affected personnel was undertaken by CG DRTs at Harachandi and Brahmagiri (of Puri) villages.
  • Assistance in the restoration of amenities.
  • 02 Medical camps have been established by ICG teams at Palashpur (Paradip) and Harachandi & Brahmagiri (Puri)

Deployment of Response Forces and others:

  • 20 ODRAF units have been deployed for SAR and road clearance in the affected areas (Puri-09, Bhubaneswar-7, Khurda-1, Cuttack-3)
  • 44 NDRF teams have been deployed for SAR and road clearance in the affected areas (Puri- 14, Jagatsinghpur- 02, Bhubaneswar- 21, Khurda-02, Cuttack-04, Balasore- 1).
  • NDRF teams have cleared 2402 Km road, 8660 no. of uprooted trees, 1168 electric poles and provided medical assistance to 1541 persons so far.
  • Additional 06 no. of NDRF teams have been mobilised from Kolkota for deployment to Puri.
  • 264 Fire Teams have been deployed for SAR and road clearance in the affected areas (Puri-58, Jagatsinghpur-05, Bhubaneswar-90, Khurda-32, Cuttack-77 and Balasore-02.
  • 117 teams of OFDC engaged for road clearance and tree cutting in Bhubaneswar and Puri.

District/ ULB Specific Action Taken:

  • Puri:  70% affected roads have already been cleared;  Restoration of 132 KV Puri Nimapada line is going on;  59 no. of Mobile Medical teams deployed;  259 no. of medical relief centres opened;  34 no. of Veterinary teams deployed;  2799.82 Qtl. of Chuda, 468.1 Qtl. of Gur and 30280 polythene sheets have been distributed; Odisha Police have started distribution of free cooked food under the banner ” KARUNA” in 4 places of Puri district ( 2 in Puri Town, 1 each at Bramhagiri and Satyabadi) in the first phase.
  • Khurda:  All PWD Roads cleared; Uprooted trees have already been cleared from all major roads  41 no. of Mobile Medical teams deployed;  72 no. of Medical Relief Centers (MRCs) opened;  03 no. of Rapid Response Veterinary teams deployed; 11 free kitchens running for 372 people; Hon’ble CM’s Package— as on 09.05.2019:  Distribution of Cash Component- to 65060 families out of 278094 (23 %);  Distribution of Rice Component- to 52046 families out of 278094 (18%); Distribution of Polythene Component- to 16045 families out of 278094 (5.76%);  Distribution of Additional Monthly Pension Component- Nil.
  • Bhubaneswar: Traffic movement has been restored in all the PWD roads of Bhubaneswar; Restoration of electricity is in full swing;  Hon’ble CM’s Package— as on 09.05.2019 (BMC):  Distribution of Cash Component- to 69474 families out of 104814 (66%);  Distribution of Rice Component- to 4457 families out of 104814 (4.25%);  Distribution of Polythene Component- to 48015 families out of 104814 (66%); Distribution of Additional Monthly Pension Component- Nil.
  • Cuttack: 100% power supply in Cuttack city to be restored by 11.05.2019; In rural areas 90% electricity restoration works have been completed in 03 blocks i.e. Badamba, Narasinghpur & Tigiria; 50 % restored in Athgarh, Banki and Dompada Blocks; Electricity restored to Block Headquarters of Tangi, Choudwar, Salipur, Nischintakoli Blocks;  Sanitation works in Cuttack city has been scaled up by sourcing resources from many ULBs including Dhenkanal, Choudwar, Nayagarh and Paradip; In City area, 100% road connectivity restored. In the rural area, 100% road connectivity is restored up to GPs; 50 Inflammable Tower Lights placed by CMC at Traffic Junctions;  39 no. of Mobile Medical Teams deployed;  33 no. of Rapid Response Veterinary teams deployed; 420 Qtls. of Chuda, 61.93 Qtls. of Gur, 38322 pkts. of biscuits distributed;  Polythene sheets distributed to 8140 families;  Hon’ble CM’s Package—as on 09.05.2019: Distribution of Cash Component- to 93822 families out of 506994 (19%);  Distribution of Rice Component- to 154078 families out of 506994 (30%); Distribution of Additional Monthly Pension Component- to 71192 beneficiaries out 276945 (26%).

Hon’ble Chief Minister’s Package:

  • The district of Puri and Khurda have been extremely severely affected. For all families covered under Food Security, 50 KG of rice plus Rs. 2000/- and polythene will be provided.
  • Cuttack, Kendrapada and Jagatsinghpur districts are moderately affected. Rs. 500/- plus additional one month quota of rice will be provided in these districts.
  • In all the affected districts one month additional pension and house building assistance as per relief code i.e.
  1. Rs. 95,100/- for fully damaged structures,
  2. Rs. 5,200/- for partially damaged structures and
  3. Rs. 3,200/- for minor damages will be provided.
  • For all other affected districts, relief to be distributed as per NDRF/ SDRF norms.
  • The houses completely damaged will be reconstructed under housing schemes expeditiously.
  • Loss of Agriculture and horticultural crops and animal resources, fisheries will be assessed and compensated accordingly.
  • Tree plantations will be taken up in mission mode soon after relief and restoration.

Ex-gratia Declared from PMNRF:

Hon’ble Prime Minister has announced an ex-gratia from Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund @ Rs. 2 lakh each for the next of kin of the deceased and Rs. 50,000/- each for the persons, who got seriously injured due to FANI cyclone in the State in 2019.

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