|ACT INDIA FORUM PRELIMINARY APPEAL PROPOSAL FOR CYCLONE PHAILIN RELIEF AND REHABILITATION PROGRAMME|
ACT INDIA FORUM
I. NARRATIVE SUMMARY
DETAILS OF THE EMERGENCY
The severe cyclonic storm Phailin, which forced the evacuation of over eight lakh people, left a trail of destruction in coastal areas of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh and disrupted communication lines before weakening considerably on Sunday.
Cyclone Phailin, the strongest storm to hit the state in 14 years, flattened homes, uprooted trees and blocked roads in Orissa and Andhra Pradesh states.