Sewabharati: Support victims of Cyclone Phailin : Over 1 crore people affected

One crore people are spending a terrible night in dark, nobody has been able to get even a glimpse of the damage and destruction.
NDMA says over 5 lakh people evacuated in Odisha, AP 
At over 200 km per hour Phailin is the worst cyclone in the last 14 years. 
Briefing media about the landfall of the cyclone Indian Meteorology Department (IMD) Director General LS Rathore warned that the east coast will receive the most severe rain in the next 12 hours.

there is no electricity and no landline phone is working. Most of Ganjam district and Srikakulam district in neighbouring Andhra Pradesh have already plunged into darkness.

According to the Met department reports, the heavy rain is likely to cause a lot of trouble across the coast of two states.

The cyclone has brought a vast quantity of rain, which is likely to batter Odisha and Andhra coast. Seven people have died in the cyclone related incident in Odisha.
The districts of Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram and Srikakulam in Andhra Pradesh, Ganjam, Puri, Jagatsinghpur, Kurda have been affected by the cyclone.

The Met department has downgraded it to category 4. It says it is as serious as hurricane Katrina, which battered the USA. The severe rainfall is likely to cause a huge damage to roads, railways, telephone lines and standing crop in the affected area. The storm surge is also expected to be above 3.5 meters across the coast.

Following are the helpline numbers:
Odisha: 0674-2534177
District control room number:
Mayurbhanj 06792-252759,
Jajpur 06728-222648,
Gajapati 06815-222943,
Dhenkanal 06762-221376,
Khurda 06755-220002,
Keonjhar 06766-255437,
Cuttak 0671-2507842,
Ganjam 06811-263978,
Puri 06752-223237,
Kendrapara 06727-232803,
Jagatsinghpur 06724-220368,
Balasore 06782-262674,
Bhadrak 06784-251881.
Andhra Pradesh: 040-23456005/23451043 Fax-040-23451819


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