Cyclone Fear Keeps People Indoors

Published: 13th October 2014 06:04 AM  |   Last Updated: 13th October 2014 06:04 AM   |  A+A-

BHUBANESWAR : Even as the Hud Hud spared the Capital, its streets wore a deserted look as people preferred to remain indoors and shops remained closed in anticipation of heavy rain and gusty wind.

The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC), which opened two control rooms in the corporation office, received more than 10  complaints from Saturday night. The complaints related to water-logging in low lying areas and one of an uprooted tree.

The water-logging occurred in slums like Subhash Basti in Dumduma, Mallick Complex in Jagamara, Dharma Vihar Basti, Tarini Basti, Telugu Basti in Saheed Nagar and also Sriram City in GGB Colony, Bhoi Sahi in Hanspal and Narayani Club in Aurobindo Nagar.

A team of Odisha Disaster Rapid Action Force (ODARF) was sent to Salia Sahi where a tree fell on a house. A BMC official, who was manning the control room from 6 am on Sunday, said the complaints are typical of what they deal with during monsoon.

Cesu officials managed to keep the power failure in the Capital to minimum, with the only outages taking place during high wind in the morning. Senior BMC officials said  last year the situation was far more critical due to prolonged power outage and lack of connectivity, which made addressing complaints more difficult.

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