Cyclonic storm Fani makes landfall at Puri, 145 kms wind speed


(Online Desk)

Extremely Severe cyclonic storm Fani has made landfall at the Odisha coast near Puri at 8 AM and the landfall process is expected to continue till 11 AM.

At least one million people have been evacuated in the last 24 hours from the vulnerable districts in Odisha ahead of Cyclone Fani’s landfall in the state on Friday, officials said.

The highest number of people — 3 lakh — was evacuated from Ganjam district while 1.3 lakh people have been evacuated from Puri district, said an official from the Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) office.