Odisha residents start rebuilding in the wake of Cyclone Fani destruction

Cyclone Fani hit the impoverished Indian state of Odisha over the weekend claiming 33 lives. 1.2 million people were safely evacuated.

The death toll could have been much higher if it was not for government intervention, explains Dr Chittaranjan Panda, who originally hails from the Indian state of Odisha.

According to Panda, those evacuated were sent to safe centres by the state's disaster management.

Read: Cyclone Fani hits Eastern India

A lot of people were taken to school, churches, guest houses and hotels. Some were taken to safe centres that the government built in the last 30 years.

Dr Chittaranjan Panda, Citizen of Indian state of Odisha

The evacuation helped with the minimisation of death toll.

Dr Chittaranjan Panda, Citizen of Indian state of Odisha

The cyclone changed direction and maximum damage was averted.

Residents are now making their way back to try and rebuild what has been damaged or lost.

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