Bhubaneswar, May 3 : The extremely severe cyclonic storm Fani over Odisha coast, about 20 km to the north of Puri and 25 km to south of Bhubaneswar with wind speed over 170 kmph, caused extensive damages in the coastal Odisha after its landfall near Puri coast on Friday morning.
The pilgrim town of Puri sustained wind speed of 175 kms and the cyclone Fani wreaked havoc for hours uprooting trees and electric poles and damaging several houses as its impact continued for several hours.
The capital city of Bhubaneswar also experienced the severity of the cyclonic storm for hours.
The maximum effect of the cyclone was felt in the coastal Odisha more, particularly in Puri, Khordha and Jagatsinghpur districts, where heavy to extremely heavy rainfall with the gale wind speed exceeding 100 kmph continued for more than two hours.
Road communication was disrupted at many places and power connection snapped. Heavy rains still continued in many parts of coastal Odisha. Details are awaited..UNI