Bhubaneswar:10/11/19: In the aftermath of tropical cyclone Bulbul, five districts of Odisha – Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapada, Bhadrak Balasore and Mayurbhanj have been affected. Jajpur is also affected to some extent, a report released by the office of Special Relief Commissioner on Sunday stated.
No human casualties have reported but 11 large animals, 5 small animals and 50 poultry birds have been lost due to the cyclone. Road clearance is complete in all the affected districts. NDRF, ODRAF and Fire Service teams substantially assisted in cutting down the fallen trees and clearing the roads, the report added.
As per initial report, about 5500 houses have been damaged due to cyclone. A detailed assessment of house damage will be completed within a week. As many as 8218 persons were evacuated in 5 districts namely Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapada, Bhadrak, Balasore and Mayurbhanj districts and placed in 91 shelters. All of them have in the mean time returned to their home.
Out of total nearly 16 lakh consumers affected due to the cyclone six affected districts Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapada, Bhadrak, Balasore, Mayurbhanj and Jajpur, electricity supply has since been restored to 15 lakh consumers (94%). Restoration of electricity is expected to be completed by 12th November, 2019.