Bhubaneswar: The cyclonic storm 'Butterfly' has killed eight people in Andhra Pradesh so far, it has also devastated a lot in Ganjam and Gajapati districts of Odisha. Winds in 145 km / hour in Odisha caused winds to blow up trees and electric poles. Many crude houses also collapsed. At the same time, the fishermen's boat sank in the grip of sea storm, in which five people were boarding, everyone was taken safe.
The 'Butterfly' is turning towards West Bengal, though it is believed that there will be a weakening of the storm reaching there and there will be no heavy losses. Although there is a possibility of heavy rains in West Bengal. There were heavy rains in three districts of Odisha. Ganjam, Gajapati, Khurda, Puri, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Bhadrak and Balasore were affected by the huge cyclonic butterfly.
The fall of trees and pillars ceased supply of electricity. At the same time, the administration is prepared to deal with all the damage caused by the storm. In addition, 18 teams of NDRF have been deployed in different districts.
The state government has announced the closure of all educational institutions and Anganwadi centers on October 11 and 12. Also, the students' elections in colleges have been canceled. While canceling the holidays of all the officials, they have been instructed to immediately report in their headquarters and to get involved in relief and rescue operations after the entry of butterfly. According to the Meteorological Department, the butterfly storm is moving at a speed of 15 kilometers per hour and it is likely to take a more vicious form within the next 12 hours.
Due to the danger of the threat of butterfly, the warehouse board of Eastern Coastal Railway has been banned from the north Andhra Pradesh and southern Odisha coast between Khurda Road and Vijayanagaram on the traffic movement on both sides. Trains to Hyderabad / Visakhapatnam, in the wake of the storm, are not allowed to go through the link post at 6.40 pm. Long distance trains passing through the ECOR area between Khurda Road and Vizianagaram, i.e. Howrah-Chennai main line has been diverted through the direction of Nagpur-Balharshah-Vijaywada. Some trains can be canceled or partially canceled according to the situation.
The state government has taken three lakh people from the lower areas of five coastal districts to safer places. The fully educated Odisha government has given its entire machinery to face this calamity. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said that in view of this fierce cyclone we have already evacuated three lakh people from there.