PM Modi conducts aerial survey of Cyclone Fani hit areas in Odisha
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday conducted an aerial survey of the areas adversely affected by cyclone Fani in Odisha. He was received by Odisha Governor Ganeshi Lal, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan. All the three joined Prime Minister in his aerial survey. Cyclone Fani lashed Odisha on Friday, triggering heavy rainfall accompanied by wind touching the speed of 200 kmph.
The cyclone caused huge damage in Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Puri and Khordha districts in the state. Prime Minister Modi had earlier announced that the Centre has released Rs 1,000 crore to Odisha and other states to deal with the devastation caused by cyclone Fani.
On May 4, Prime Minister discussed the situation with Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and Governor Ganeshi Lal. He assured all support from the Central government.
The cyclone ‘Fani’ hit landfall in Puri district in Odisha at around 9 am on May 3. Heavy rains and strong winds battered the coastal areas. The wind speed of the cyclone Fani could reach 200-230 kilometres after the landfall. The cyclone is expected to remain “extremely severe” for four to six hours after landfall. An estimated 10,000 villages and 52 towns in Odisha will come in the path of the cyclone.