October 13, 2014

post-hudhudOdisha Channel Bureau Bhubaneswar, Oct 13: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday reviewed the restoration work in the districts that were affected by heavy rains after cyclone Hudhud made its landfall near Visakhapatnam on Sunday.Though the cyclone hit Andhra Pradesh coast and little damage was caused in southern Odisha districts neighbouring Andhra, the Odisha Government claimed that the districts of Gajapati, Rayagada, Koraput, Nabarangpur and Malkangiri were affected by the storm.The government said that thatched houses were damaged in Gajapati, Koraput and Malkangiri, while trees were uprooted and electricity supply was disrupted in many areas.Electricity supply will be restored by evening in 90 per cent of the affected areas after clearing of roads by removing trees that had been uprooted by the storm, the government said.The government informed that as many as 30 teams of fire department personnel and two teams of Odisha Disaster Rapid Action Force had been sent to Visakhapatnam and Vijayanagaram in Andhra Pradesh to extend help restoration work in the Hudhud-affected areas.Kandhamal Lok Sabha constituency, where a by-poll is scheduled to be held on October 15 remained unaffected by Hudhud.The government, however, said that two roads – one in Gajapati and another in Kandhamal – were damaged in Kandhamal and the same were repaired by noon on Monday.On the other hand, rain continued to lash some areas in southern Odisha on Monday and sky was overcast over regions of the State.People, however, were happy that the storm did not cause much damage the way Phailin had caused last year.

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