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As days go by, the impact of Cyclone Fani appears more severe

impact of the cyclone has been quite severe. A situation assessment report on the impact of Fani cyclone dated 15th May, 2019, which was released by the State Emergency Operation Center (SEOC) of odisha state disaster management authority (http://www.osdma.org), mentions that so far 64 human lives have been lost due to the cyclone, ranging from 3 deaths each in Kendrapada and Jajpur districts to 39 deaths in Puri district. Please consult table-1 b

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Odisha plans disaster training -Subrat Das

s within a fortnight. "We have planned to integrate youth power with disaster management. Ten thousand student volunteers from 100 colleges will be trained on basic management skills by the odisha state disaster management authority," chief minister Naveen Patnaik said today. Stating that people in the 13 to 35 age group accounts for 42 per cent of the state's population, Naveen said: "Youngpeople can play an important role in

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World Bank praises India's Phailin evacuation efforts

otential safe buildings and most importantly, working with communities and local organisations in setting up volunteer teams who all knew exactly what needed to be done," it said. "The odisha state disaster management authority (OSDMA) and the Government of Odisha need to be given full credit for their unwavering commitment to disaster preparedness and risk mitigation," the Bank said. Following the disaster in 1999, Odisha set

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