Bhubaneswar: Cyclone Amphan has affected over 44.45 lakh people in 9833 villages and 22 urban bodies in Odisha, while no confirmed cases of human casualty has been reported so far in the state.
In its Report on Restoration and Damage Assessment, Odisha government said, “The Super Cyclonic Storm “AMPHAN” passed along the coast of Odisha and crossed the West Bengal coast close to Sunderban in the evening of May 20. Due to the impact of the cyclone 10 districts of Odisha (Balasore, Bhadrak, Kendrapada, Jagatsinghpur, Mayurbhanj, Cuttack, Jajpur, Keonjhar, Khordha, and Puri) have been affected.”
Four of them (i.e. Balasore, Bhadrak, Kendrapada and Jagatsinghpur) have been affected more severely. 9833 number of villages, 1558 Gram Panchayats in 92 Blocks and 272 Wards in 22 Urban Local Bodies have been affected in 10 districts.
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