Amphan: Overall situation report from Odisha

This information is taken from “Cyclone ‘AMPHAN’ Report on Restoration and Damage Assessment” by the Odisha State Disaster Management Authority, published here on 23.05.2020.


  • 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. 4 of them (i.e. Balasore, Bhadrak, Kendrapada and Jagatsinghpur) have been affected more severely.
  • 9833 villages, 1558 Gram Panchayats in 92 Blocks and 272 Wards in 22 Urban Local Bodies have been affected in 10 districts. 44,44,896 population have been affected in the above mentioned districts. 8,72,049 livestock have been affected.
  • Due to the impact of the cyclone about 500 numbers of houses have been fully damaged and 15000 numbers of houses got partially damaged. 28 Large Animals, 9 Small Animal, and 3680 Poultry birds perished.

No confirmed cases of human casualty reported so far.


  •  About 2,00,346 people were evacuated to safe shelters. 210 Mobile Medical Teams have been deployed in the affected areas for providing immediate medical assistance to the affected people.
  • 75 Veterinary Teams have been deployed in the affected areas for ensuring animal care. 79 no. of Veterinary Doctors and 310 no. of Para-Vets and Attendants engaged. 32 no. of animal health camps have been organised and 1242 no. of animal treated. 900 no. of animals vaccinated.

Agriculture: About 1 lakh Ha. of all crops area damaged. Assessment is going on and is expected to be completed by 26.05.2020.

Drinking Water:

  • No major damages have been reported.
  • 93 % PWS already operational with power supply restoration in rural areas. Power supplies to all affected PWS are expected to be restored by 23rd May 2020. However, water supply with alternate power system is already going on and as such all consumers are getting water supplies. 81 no. of water tankers also engaged for drinking water supply.
  • In urban areas power supply has been restored to 376 pump houses out of 401 affected due to the cyclone and 25 no. of DG sets are being engaged for the remaining pump houses to ensure continuous water supply. 55 no. of water tankers are also engaged for providing drinking water.

Fishery::As per preliminary reports 14 no. of boats fully damaged, 41 boats partially damaged and 41 no. nets fully damaged.

Forest: As per preliminary reports, 4000 trees uprooted in Cuttack/Balasore (WL) Division. Uprooting of 2000 numbers Casurina trees occurred in Astarang Range.

Road: 2592 no. of fallen trees removed and all 290 no. of blocked RD roads have been cleared. 151.05 km lengths of Roads/ Embankment have been damaged and 42 no. of CDs/ Bridges damaged.

Buildings: As per preliminary reports received from Panchayati Raj & DW Department 646 no. of Anganwadi Centers, 1552 no. of Primary School buildings and 298 no. of GP Buildings and Community Hall have been damaged.

Deployment of Disaster response forces: 19 NDRF teams, 12 ODRAF teams, 156 Fire Service teams and 2 teams of OFDC have been deployed in the affected districts for clearance of supply lines.

Detailed reports from the Sunderbans, which were struck by the eye of Cyclone Amphan, are still unavailable. 

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