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Odisha Phailin cyclone live updates

Cyclone Phailin on Sunday left a trail of destruction knocking down lakhs of homes affecting nearly 90 lakh people and destroying paddy crops worth about Rs 2,400 crore, but Odisha and Andhra Pradesh escaped from widespread loss of life.

East Coast Railway on Sunday resumed train services and ran some special trains to carry stranded passengers. The Crisis Management Group of ECoR has been regularly evaluating the situation with Railway Emergency Teams stationed with sufficient manpower and materials in advance at 25 stations considered most likely to be affected, an ECoR official said.

Official sources in New Delhi said the storm left 23 dead in Odisha and Andhra Pradesh after one of the largescale evacuation efforts in the country’s recent history. The deaths were reported to have been mainly caused by falling trees and house collapse.

Odisha special relief commissioner Pradipta Kumar Mohapatra said electricity and water supplies will be restored everywhere by this evening, except in the worst-hit Ganjam district, where most of damaged electricity towers are located.

The Odisha state government has set up control rooms to make available information. The helpline number of the Odisha Central Control Room is 0674-2534177, and the district control room numbers are as follows:
phailin cyclone latest
Mayurbhanj 06792-252759
Jajpur 06728-222648
Gajapati 06815-222943
Dhenkanal 06762-221376
Khurda 06755-220002
Keonjhar 06766-255437
Cuttack 0671-2507842
Ganjam 06811-263978
Puri 06752-223237
Kendrapara 06727-232803
Jagatsinghpur 06724-220368
Balasore 06782-26267
Bhadrak 06784-251881

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