Bhubaneswar, May 23 (LocalWire): According to the report on restoration and damage assessment released by the Odisha government, nearly 44.5 lakh people in 9833 villages of 10 districts have been affected by the cyclone Amphan in the state .
Super cyclonic storm Amphan had passed along the coast of Odisha and crossed the West Bengal coast close to the Sundarbans on the evening of May 20.
The report said that 10 districts of Odisha (Balasore, Bhadrak, Kendrapara, Jagatsinghpur, Mayurbhanj, Cuttack, Jajpur, Keonjhar, Khordha and Puri) have been affected by the super cyclone.
44,44,896 people and 8,72,049 livestock were affected by the storm; 500 houses were completely damaged while 15,000 were partially damaged.
The report states that in response, 2,00,346 people were evacuated to relief camps and 210 mobile medical teams had been deployed in the area to provide immediate medical assistance to affected people; 75 veterinary teams had also been deployed to provide animal care.
House damage enumeration is going on and is expected to be completed by 26.05.2020.
In the energy sector, 34 km of 33 KV lines, 453 km of 11 KV lines, 680 km of LT lines and 2439 number of Distribution Transformer damage was reported; 85% of affected consumers have got back power and the rest of the work is expected to be completed by May 23.
In the telecom sector, 4930 numbers of telecom sites were completely/partially damaged in Balasore, Bhadrak, Kendrapara, Mayurbhanj and Jagatsinghpur districts while 90% of damaged sites have been made functional.
Nearly 1 lakh hectares of crop area was damaged, assessment will be completed by 26.05.2020.
Nearly 4000 trees in Cuttack/Balasore division were uprooted while 2000 casuarina trees in the Astarang range were uprooted.
151 kms of roads and 42 no. of CDs/bridges were damaged while 290 nos. of blocked roads have been cleared since.
646 aanganwadi centres, 1552 primary school buildings, 298 Gram Panchayat buildings and Community hall were also damaged.