Cyclone Phailin Hits Orissa Live Updates Helplines

Cyclone Phailin hit Odisha (Orissa)  this evening.

Live Updates.

The cyclone is presently around 200 km southeast of Gopalpur.

Cyclone Hits Odisha.
BEHRAMPUR, India (AP) — A massive, powerful cyclone packing heavy rains and destructive winds slammed into India’s eastern coastline Saturday evening, as hundreds of thousands of residents moved inland to shelters in hopes of riding out the dangerous storm. Roads were all but empty as high waves lashed the coastline of Orissa state, which will bear the brunt of Cyclone Phailin. By midafternoon, wind gusts were so strong that they could blow over grown men

The Indian Meteorological department in its latest update said that the cyclone Phailin is expected to hit this evening around 6 pm.

Cyclone Phailin most likely to stay in Odisha for 24hrs after landfall. Five districts to be hit hardest – Jagatsinghpur, Ganjam, Khurda, Puri, Srikakulam (AP), says LS Rathore, DG of Meteorology, IMD…

Zee Media Bureau/Ajith Vijay Kumar with Kamna Arora and Himanshu Kapoor

9:38 pm: Categorising the cyclone as very severe, the MeT department said that the intensity of rainfall will increase within few hours.

9:29 pm: Gale winds from Gopalpur to Paradip and down south to Kalingapatnam, says IMD.

9:27 pm: The Met Department says that the cyclone will remain ‘very severe’ for at least six hours.

9:21 pm: Cyclone Phailin makes landfall, slams into Gopalpur in Odisha at over 200 kmph. Storm surge of 3 to 3.5 metres expected.

8:59 pm: 183 trains cancelled, 22 partially cancelled, 26 diverted due to cyclone.

8:42 pm: Cyclone Phailin has slowed but is expected to hit the east coast soon.

8:29 pm: 30 people stuck in Vonturu in Kaviti Mandal, Srikakulam. NDRF team of Rajapuram on standby, to rescue them after cyclone passes, ANI report.

8:13 pm: The MeT department will be briefing on cyclone situation shortly.


The helpline number of the Odisha Central Control Room is 0674-2534177.

The district control room numbers are:

Mayurbhanj: 06792-252759
Jajpur: 06728-222648
Gajapati: 06815-222943
Dhenkanal: 06762-221376
Khurda: 06755-220002
Keonjhar: 06766-255437
Cuttack: 0671-2507842
Ganjam: 06811-263978
Puri: 06752-223237
Kendrapara: 06727-232803
Jagatsinghpur: 06724-220368
Balasore: 06782-262674
Bhadrak: 06784-251881

Andhra Pradesh emergency operation centres’ numbers:

Srikakulam: 0894-2240557, 9652838191
Visakhapatnam: 1800-425002
Vizianagaram: Toll free – 1077, 0892-2236947
East Godavari: 0884-2365506
West Godavari: 0881230617
Krishna: Toll free – 1077, 086722525
Guntur: 08632345103, 08632234990
Nellore: 08612331477

The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) too has set up control rooms. The numbers are – 011-26185912, 26187953, 9990549774, 9711077372.

Links for Live Updates.


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