Cyclone Fani: enormous efforts to save lives deserve worldwide praise

BHUBANESWAR/NEW DELHI: The United Nations On Saturday India Praised For Its Early Warning Systems, Rapid Evacuation Of Nearly 1.2 Million People, And Other Measures Taken To Minimize The Loss Of Human Life By Cyclone, Which Abused The State's Coastal Areas On Friday.

In The Main Report On Saturday, TOI Had Referred To The Superhuman Rescue Attempts That Held A Race Against Time To Evacuate Millions Of Residents Of The Category 4 Storm Furie.

The UN Disaster Risk Reduction Office (UNDRR) Said The Government ' S Effective Evacuation Had" Saved Many Lives" . The Operation Included 45,000 Volunteers And 2,000 Helpers. About 3 Million Targeted Messages Were Sent, With TV Commercials, Coastal Sirens And Broadcast Systems That Spoke To Each Other Over Time And Asked People To Go To The Shelters.

The Death Toll In The Storm Rose To 14 On Saturday, With Unofficial Sources Putting The Number On 20. In Contrast, The 1999 Super Cyclone, Which Odisha Had Been Bullied For 30 Hours With Waves That Hit 20 Kilometers Inland, Had Killed 10,000 People.

Fani Destroyed By Nine State Districts. Officials Said That Six Of The Dead Were Only In Bhubaneswar. The Mayurbhanj District Reported Four Deaths On The Collapse Of The Trees. One Death Was Reported By Puri, Who Was The Duplicate Of The Cyclone. Sources Said The Toll Had Arrived Puri Can Be Higher.