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03 May 2019 description
report Humanity Road

Activation: 2019 Cyclone Fani
Situation Report 1 – Period Covered: May 3, 2019
Prepared by: Humanity Road

Situation Overview Highlights:

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 UN Children's Fund
  • 1.1 million children affected in wake of cyclones Kenneth and Idai in Mozambique;
  • 10 million children live in path of Cyclone Fani in India

NEW YORK, 3 May 2019 - The cyclone currently hammering India and the back-to-back cyclones that tore through Mozambique in March and April have caused serious damage to the lives of thousands of children. They should be an urgent wake-up call to world leaders on the serious risks that extreme weather events pose to the lives of children, UNICEF said today.

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

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
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• Over 28 million people including an estimated 10 million children are in the path of the impact of Cyclone FANI in ODISHA in mainly 14 districts

• The Government of Odisha-NGO (GO-NGO) coordination mechanism reactivated with UNICEF support during last year’s Cyclone Titli will be extended during the current cyclone

• Government is currently relocating approximately 1 million population from the vulnerable locations to safe shelters including 825 special cyclone shelters

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

(3.5.2019) According to the observations at (11:30)hrs M.S.T today, the Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm "FANI" over Northwest Bay and adjoining Westcentral Bay of Bengal has been crossing to the ODISHA Coast near Puri(India). It is forecast to move North-Northeastwards.Weather is cloudy over the North Bay and West central Bay and partly cloudy over the Andaman Sea and elsewhere in the Bay of Bengal.

Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm

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:

03 May 2019 description
report Direct Relief

Cyclone Fani expected to generate winds up to 124 miles per hour, and coastal communities are bracing for impact.

By Lara Cooper

Nearly 1 million people are being evacuated from coastal communities in India, ahead of a powerful cyclone expected to make landfall Friday.

03 May 2019 description
report Times of India

BHUBANESWAR: More than a million people are being moved to safety as a tense Odisha battens down the hatches to take on the might of the “extremely severe” cyclone Fani, which is set to make landfall near Puri between 8am and 10am on Friday.

An estimated 10,000 villages and 52 towns in Odisha will come in the path of the cyclone, which could see winds gusting up to 225 kmph, the Union home ministry said after PM Narendra Modi held a top level meeting on Thursday to assess preparations for the cyclone.

03 May 2019 description
report Times of India

Sujit Kumar Bisoy

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The SRC has mentioned that the cyclonic storm is likely to touch ground near Puri on Friday forenoon with a wind speed of 170-180 kmph, gusting up to 200 kmph.

  • At least 14 coastal and adjoining districts are likely to be affected by the storm.