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India/Bangladesh: Power outages persist from Cyclone Fani in Odisha May 13 /update 10

Power, telecommunication, and water outages persist in Odisha state as of May 13 following the landfall of Tropical Cyclone Fani; death toll in India and Bangladesh rises to 77

13 May 07:14 AM UTC
TIMEFRAME expected from 5/5/2019, 12:00 AM until 5/10/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Kolkata). COUNTRY/REGION India, India, Bangladesh
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Event

Power, telecommunication and water outages continued to affect millions of people in east India's Odisha state as of Monday, May 13, following the May 3 passage of Tropical Cyclone Fani. The official death toll rose to 64 on Sunday following new reporting from Puri and Khurda districts with an additional 13 deaths in Bangladesh. The storm also destroyed homes and displaced hundreds of thousands of people. Residents in Bhubaneswar reportedly protested to demand increased coordination in aid delivery. Disruptions are likely in the coming days and weeks and recovery efforts continue. Additional demonstrations are also possible.

Advice

Individuals in Bangladesh and eastern India, particularly Odisha state, are advised to anticipate power, telecommunication, and transportation disruptions, avoid all public demonstrations as a precaution, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities.

 

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