The Naval Dornier Aircraft deployed to carry out aerial survey of Odisha to assess the impact of the Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm ‘FANI’ crossing coast near Puri, observed extensive devastation to vegetation in many places around Puri, as per information by defence spokesperson WgC Ratnakar Singh.
A large number of trees and electric poles were found uprooted creating road blocks in the city limits of Puri.
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Roof top of Puri Railway Station was found to be blow off. Large scale water inundation was observed in many, particularly in low lying areas between Puri and Chilka Lake.
The Dornier crew observed very strong winds of nearly 50 knots during the sortie.
The footage of the aerial survey is being shared with the State Administration officials for planning relief and rehabilitation activities.