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13 May 2019 description

Summary of major revisions:

This operations update informs the second allocation of the DREF in supporting the scale up of the relief operation of Indian Red Cross Society, for 5,000 families who are affected by Cyclone Fani. The key highlights of this operation update:

  • 5,000 families will be supported with emergency shelter assistance through distribution of shelter and household items such as tarpaulins and kitchen sets, and also non-food items (NFIs) such as rope and clothing items.

13 May 2019 description

Executive Summary

The Needs Assessment Working Group is mandated to inform the humanitarian community about the Cyclone “Fani” causing humanitarian impact and assess the needs of distressed people of Bangladesh. This report has attempted to capture an overview on of the scope of the damage, disruption and distress caused by “Fani,” as well as to highlight any possible future risks. The report will be used to strengthen further disaster preparedness and risk reduction measures under the leadership of the Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief.

13 May 2019 description
  • As of 13 May at 8.00 UTC, 64 people have been confirmed dead by the Indian authorities following Tropical Cyclone FANI's passage, 39 in Puri District (Odisha State). Relief and recovery oeprations are ongoing in Odisha State and the water supply has been restored in all urban areas.
  • Locally moderate rainfall accompanied with thunderstorms and strong winds are forecast over Odisha for the next 24 hours.
13 May 2019 description

Cox’s Bazar is at risk of cyclones forming out of depressions in the large Bay of Bengal between April and June, and September and December. Cyclonic storms form when large masses of air begin rotating at high speed around a low-pressure area. The Bay of Bengal stretches from the Bangladesh coast in the North to the latitude of southern Sri Lanka in the south, and from the Indian coast in the west to Myanmar and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

12 May 2019 description
report Government of India

The Archaeological Survey of India has said there is no structural damage to the Konark Sun Temple, a World Heritage Site, due to Cyclone Fani.

the high-level ASI team, who visited Shree Jagannath Temple, Puri and Sun Temple, Konark to assess the damage caused by Cyclone Fani, also said that there is also no major damage to the Shree Jagannath Temple at Puri.

The ASI said that the repair and restoration of the Jagannath Temple will be completed ahead of the annual Rath Yatra festival on July 4.

11 May 2019 description
report Caritas

Rupsa (name changed),15, currently studying in class 10. She lives in a seven-member family which includes grandmother, parents, and siblings. Out of the four siblings, she is the second one.

10 May 2019 description

Cox’s Bazar – When Cyclone Fani – one of the most powerful Indian Ocean storms of the past decade – barrelled up the Bay of Bengal a week ago making landfall in northern India and western Bangladesh, it left 24 people dead, a trail of destruction and thousands displaced. Some 2.6 million people – a million in India and 1.6 million in Bangladesh – were evacuated from its path, potentially saving thousands of lives.

10 May 2019 description

Fani intensified into a cyclone on 27th April 2019. On 3rd May, it took the form of a very severe Tropical Cyclone (Category 4), with an estimated maximum sustained surface wind speed of 175-185 km/h gusting to 210 km/h crossing Odisha coast. While the cyclone made a landfall at Puri at 8:12 am on the 3rd of May, the storm crossed Bhubaneswar four hours later at around 12:10 pm.

10 May 2019 description
report Times of India

Minati Singha & Sujit kumar bisoyi

BHUBANESWAR: A week after Cyclone Fani hit Odisha, state capital Bhubaneswar and the entire Puri district continue to reel under its impact as it would take a few more days to fully restore power supply, telecom connectivity and banking and ATM networks in these areas. While cautioning people of the hardships ahead, the government on Thursday admitted that power connections are yet to be restored for around 70% of the consumers in Bhubaneswar, though water supply has been fully restored.

10 May 2019 description


The proposed activities shall be undertaken in the most affected areas of Khurda and Puri Districts — Delanga, Balianta, Konark, Kanas, Satyabadi, Brahmagiri, Krushnaprasad, Chilika,
Bhusandpur and Bhubaneswar as well as Puri urban slums with around 1 million populations.


09 May 2019 description
report UN Children's Fund


• The cyclonic storm Fani has dissipated after crossing Bangladesh with much less damages and impact than initially anticipated.

• At the same time, 14 people were killed and 45 sustained injuries due to lightning, falling trees and house collapses.

• Of an estimated 1,666,000 people who were evacuated to cyclone shelters across affected areas of western and southern Bangladesh, most have returned home by 5 May.

09 May 2019 description


In support of the Government of Bangladesh, the humanitarian community in Cox’s Bazar has been engaging in preparedness for possible extreme weather affecting the Rohingya refugee camps and host communities, with Cyclone Fani focusing efforts in the end of April. Further cyclones are a probability this season: cyclone preparedness remains a key priority.

  • A 72-hour response plan for an extreme weather event has been agreed in Cox’s Bazar.

09 May 2019 description
report Government of India

The National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC), under the Cabinet Secretary Sh. P. K. Sinha today again reviewed the rescue and relief measures in the cyclone “FANI” affected areas of Odisha with the senior officials of State Government and Central Ministries/Agencies concerned.