A team of the NDMA that visited the cyclone hit areas of the state lauded its efforts in tackling the cyclone saying Odisha's preparedness and response to the cyclone Fani from the state to the community level is "world class."
Vayu is much weaker than Fani. At its strongest, it is likely to generate winds of speed 110-120 km per hour, according to current forecasts. In contrast, winds associated with Fani had speeds of about 220 km per hour
64 dead, 18,388 villages affected across 14 dists, fields flattened, livelihoods lost. While Odisha has been lauded for evacuation that avoided a high death toll, as Cyclone Fani barrelled its way through at 205 kmph, it left death, destruction and a state staring at a long haul.
Additional Secretary, Union Finance Ministry, Debashis Panda said, “Since day one, we are analysing the situation. We had instructed all banks to restore banking services immediately. But that was a challenge considering absence of power and (telecom) connectivity. Still, banks tried to provide services using alternative means.”
CM Naveen Patnaik tweeted on Sunday that all families in Puri and in those parts of Khurda, which had been “extremely severely affected”, will get 50 kg of rice, Rs 2,000 in cash and polythene sheets, if covered under the Food Security Act (FSA).