Saturday, October 12, 2013

Cyclone Phailin Updates on Support, Response and Coordination

Date: 12th October 2013
Severe Cyclonic Storm “PHAILIN”
Affected States : Odisha & Andhra Pradesh

The very severe cyclonic storm, PHAILIN over east central Bay of Bengal moved westwards  and expected to hit by evening of 12th October, 2013 as a very severe cyclonic storm with a maximum sustained wind speed of 190-200 kmph.
Around 12 million people may be affected, 600 buildings have been identified as cyclone shelters, and people are being evacuated from areas near the coast, including Ganjam, Puri, Khordha and Jagatsinghapur districts in Odisha
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Early Warnings & Alerts:
·       Forecast – Heavy Rains / Thundershower would occur at most places over Odisha during next 24 hrs. Storm surge with height of around 2.0-2.5m. wind speed reaching 190-200 kmph
·       Fisherman Warning – All to return to coast on an immediate basis and advised not to venture into sea

Government Response:
Andhra Pradesh
·       Commandant 10 NDRF requested to move three NDRF teams to Srikakulam and one each to Vizinagaram, Visakhaptnam and W.Godavari districts on 11th October 2013
·       GoI/Secretary, Defence requested to provide helicopters to the State and also alert Army stationed in Hyderabad and Naval authorities in Visakhapatnam to move to affected areas at short notice on request of GoAP
·       As many as 64,000 people in the north coastal districts of Srikakulam, Vizianagaram, Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh are being evacuated to safer places as 'super cyclone' Phailin is expected to hit the Bay of Bengal coast between Srikakulam and Gopalpur in Odisha by 12th October 2013 evening
·       DO’S AND DON’TS FOR CYCLONE being issued to print and broad cast for wide dissemination
Revenue (DM) Department in the Secretariat Control Room Numbers - (T) 040-23456005/23451043 (F) 040-23451819
Details of Andhra Pradesh Control Rooms in 9 Coastal Districts:
·       Srikakulam - 0894-2240557/ 9652838191
·       Visakhapatnam- 1800425002
·       Vizianagaram- Toll Free: 1077/0892-2236947
·       East Godavari- 0884-2365506
·       West Godavari- 0881230617
·       Krishna- 086722525 Toll Free – 1077
·       Guntur- 08632345103/08632234990
·       Nellore- 08612331477
·       Agencies were assigned to evacuate the people and to check the relief material available in the cyclone relief shelters.
·       The Government has asked to focus on the 7 most vulnerable Districts namely: Puri, Nayagarh, Khurdha, Kendrapada, jagatsinghapur, Ganjam, Gajapati and Balasore.
·       Report has been received that people were being evacuated from Puri District.
Odisha District wise Control Room Numbers
·       Ganjam - 06811-263978
·       Puri - 06752-223237
·       Jagatsinghpur - 06724-220368
·       Kendrapada - 06727-232803
·       Bhadrak - 06784-251881
·       Balasore - 06782-262674
·       Mayurbhanj - 06792-252759
·       Jajpur - 06728-222648
·       Cuttack - 0671-2507842
All line departments such as Fire & Emergency services, Police, Irrigation, Transport, Electricity, R&B, RWS, MA &UD, Fisheries Departments alerted.
Deployement of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and Armed Forces in Odisha and Andhra Pradesh focus areas
Corporate Disaster Resource Network (CDRN), implemented by Aidmatrix Foundation, created under the 
 Corporate Task Force of the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA)
·       We are coordinating with field relief agencies on a regular basis and plan for invention on priority by providing the following critical relief material support which is most required during the first phase of disaster emergency:
Family Kit
1 Kg Salt & Pepper ,3 kg Rice , 3 kg Pulses, 5 kg Wheat Flour, 4 blankets, 4 Soaps, 1 kg Washing Powder, 2 Packets Sanitary Napkins, 1 Children Books & 1 Color Pack,  5 Disposable Spoons & 5 Glass,  50 pieces of Water Purification Tablets, 1 Family Size Mosquito Net  and 1 First Aid Kit including Roller Bandages, a pack of cotton, Small Scissor, Antiseptic Cream, ORS, Painkiller Tablet, Anti-fever tablet
INR 2500 per kit  
Shelter Kit
1 Solar Lanterns with Mobile Charger & 3 Tarpaulin Sheet - 15Ft x 12Ft
INR 5000 per kit  

For further information and to support please contact:
Jatin: 09811342299 / Shikha: 09958329648 / Rishi: 09654703871 / Kuldip: 09810007524
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