Before the Fannie storm, the United Nations (UN) has praised the Government of India for preparations. UN agency (ODR) attached to the dangers of disaster Dennis McLean said that 11 lakh people were taken to safer places during the time due to the precise prediction of Zero Casualty Policy and the Indian Meteorological Department, and the number of deaths caused by the storm Getting less. India started work on the policy after the storm in 2013.
The worst hurricane in India in the past 20 years has killed at least eight people in Odisha. In the pilgrim center of Puri, the area and other places, which were submerged after heavy rains, affected about 11 lakh people of the state.
The Indian Meteorological Department has placed Fanny in the category of ‘Very Fierce Cyclonic Storm’. United Nations agencies have closely monitored the pace of Fannie and are arranging to save the families living in refugee camps in Bangladesh. This hurricane will reach Bangladesh after knocking in West Bengal, which is kept on alert.
Mami Mijottori, Special Representative of UN Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction, said, “The approach of keeping India’s casualties extremely low in the management of extremely adverse situations, in the implementation of the framework and in such incidents, is a major contributor in saving more lives. ‘
Conditions handled by 45 thousand employees
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik told that 1.2 million people were evacuated in the last 24 hours. Out of which 3.2 lakhs were taken from Ganjam to 1.3 lakh puri and about 7,000 kitchens and 9000 shelters were arranged. He said that more than 45,000 volunteers were engaged in this work.
Odisha and the concerned departments of the Central Government were ready to deal with Fanni. It has an impact on about one million people. 1,000 trained workers of disaster management were sent to the risk-prone areas. 300 water boats stationed every moment.
Apart from TV, coastal siren and police, every instrument was used which was essential for the protection of the common man. The Oriya language was used only for this. The message was clear – the storm was coming, take shelter in camps.