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04 May 2019 description
  • According to the India Meteorological Department, the extremely severe cyclonic storm weakened into "very severe" as it approached Bengal. The storm is now laying close Kolkata, West Bengal and moving further in a north-north east direction. It is expected to reach Bangladesh around noon as a deep depression with winds around 50-60 km/h.
  • Continuous rainfall is being reported from all parts of Odisha and coastal districts of West Bengal.
04 May 2019 description
report Direct Relief

Medical providers mobilizing as deadly storm moves through region.

By Lara Cooper

MAY 3, 2019 3:10 PM

Cyclone Fani made landfall in India on Friday, the strongest to make landfall in the country in two decades. At least seven people died in Odisha state after the cyclone made landfall on Friday, according to local police.

Damage reports are still emerging, but more than 1 million people were evacuated from coastal areas of India as a precaution.

04 May 2019 description
report CARE

Cyclonic storm ‘FANI’ over West central and adjoining areas of Bay of Bengal

Parts of the Khulna and adjoining South-western part of Bangladesh started to inundated by evening of 03 May 2019 High likelihood of PERIPHERAL EFFECT OF THE VERY SEVERE CYCLONIC STORM “FANI” BY THE MORNING to evening of OF 04 MAY 2019.

03 May 2019 description
report UN Children's Fund

This is a summary of what was said by UNICEF spokesperson Christophe Boulierac – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

GENEVA, 3 May 2019 – This week, UNICEF inaugurated the 2,000th learning center in the Rohingya refugee camps of Cox’s Bazar of Bangladesh. More than 180,000 children are now learning in the 2,000 UNICEF-supported learning centres, taught by 4,000 teachers who have been trained by UNICEF partners. These children are aged between 4 to 14 years.

03 May 2019 description
report UN News Service

The cyclone lashed the coast with maximum wind speeds of up to 175 kilometres per hour (125mph), heavy rainfall and coastal flooding, with 28 million people living along the route of the massive storm.

03 May 2019 description

CRS is working with local partners to get food and other life-saving supplies to those in the storm's direct path

UPDATED - BALTIMORE, MARYLAND, May 3, 2019 – As tropical Cyclone Fani bears down on India and Bangladesh, Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is working with local partners in both countries to provide people with immediate support.

03 May 2019 description
report Save the Children

Save the Children teams on high alert as the cyclone travels toward West Bengal state and Bangladesh

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (May 3, 2019)—At least 480,000 children in India have been impacted by torrential rains, flooding, and winds of up to 127 mph brought by Cyclone Fani, which has destroyed homes, schools and vital infrastructure across the country’s eastern coast.

As many as 320,000 children have already left their homes and are taking shelter in emergency evacuation centers across the states of Odisha and West Bengal in Eastern India.

03 May 2019 description
report Christian Aid

Around a million people have been evacuated as Cyclone Fani made landfall in India today, hitting the poorest state of Odisha the hardest and leaving many without power and communications lines.

This is one of the strongest storms to hit the region and is expected to bear down on Bangladesh this evening.

03 May 2019 description
report CARE

With wind speeds of up to 205 km (127 miles) per hour, cyclone Fani already hit India’s Puri and Odisha on Friday morning triggering heavy rainfall coupled with high winds between 180 and 200 kmph.

Following landfall in India, the cyclone, is likely to move in a north-northeasterly direction further over Odisha-west Bengal coastal area, reach Khulna and adjoining southwestern part of Bangladesh by midnight of 03 May or early morning if 04 May 2019. Peripheral impact has already started in Bangladesh with heavy wind and rainfall in parts of Khulna and Sathkhira.

03 May 2019 description

Overview

The April 2019 Rohingya Influx Overview (RIO) describes the evolution of Rohingya refugees’ needs in Cox’s Bazar, based on latest Needs and Population Monitoring (NPM) Site Assessment data collected between 14 January and 19 February 2019.

03 May 2019 description

Cyclone Fani, one of the strongest storms to hit the Indian subcontinent in decades, made landfall near Puri, India, at 8am on Friday 3 May, with winds gusting at more than 190kmh.

Tens of millions of people are in the cyclone’s path, and more than a million people were evacuated away from the coast in India alone. Stretches of coastal India and Bangladesh are threatened by storm surges, and heavy rains could cause flooding.

03 May 2019 description

This bulletin is being issued for information only and reflects the current situation and details available at this time. The Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS), with the support of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), requested for a Disaster Emergency Relief Fund (DREF) as imminent crisis in supporting the preparedness measures. In addition, no international assistance is requested at this stage for Bangladesh and Myanmar.

03 May 2019 description

Tropical Cyclone FANI made landfall between Brahmagiri village and Puri City (Odisha State, India) on the morning of 3 May, with maximum sustained winds up to 240 km/h (Category 4 on the Saffir-Simpson scale).

After landfall, it will weaken as it moves towards West Bengal, reaching western Bangladesh on morning of 4 May, with maximum sustained winds of 90-110 km/h.

Over 1 million people have been evacuated from coastal communities in Odisha and Andhra Pradesh and 4 852 shelters have been set up. Rail, road and air traffic have been suspended.

03 May 2019 description
report CARE

3 May 2019: Cyclone Fani has made landfall along the coast of Odisha in eastern India. Nineteen districts of Odisha, West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh are likely to be hit as the storm is set to intensify over the next few hours. Around 800,000 people have already been evacuated to 880 shelters, and disaster response authority personnel have been deployed.

Aid agency CARE has been monitoring the progress of the cyclone closely and is set to respond to the imminent emergency in India and Bangladesh.

03 May 2019 description
report CARE

Cyclonic storm ‘FANI’ over West central and adjoining areas of Bay of Bengal
Khulna and adjoining South-western part of Bangladesh likely to be impacted by evening of 03 May 2019
High likelihood of PERIPHERAL EFFECT OF THE VERY SEVERE CYCLONIC STORM “FANI” BY THE MORNING OF 03 MAY 2019.

Updates on Location and direction:

03 May 2019 description

BDRCS has been consistently monitoring the situation since the beginning of the depression formed in the bay. As of 1 May 2019, BDRCS has taken following measures: