Natural Disaster

After Phailin

Print edition : November 15, 2013

Braving the storm in Gopalpur. Photo: K.R. Deepak

In flood-hit Balasore, people waiting for relief materials atop a house two days after the cyclone struck. Photo: PTI

Balasore, one of the worst flood-affected districts, under a sheet of water three days after the storm made landfall. Photo: PTI

Twisted metal is all that remains of a 132kV power transmission tower near Jaganathpur in Ganjam district. Photo: Lingaraj Panda

In Bhubaneswar, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik visits a place where materials are being packed for distribution to evacuees a day before the storm hit. Photo: AFP

At a relief camp in Gopalpur on the eve of the storm. Photo: K.R. Deepak

At Rangeilunda in Ganjam district, on October 19, people protest against the meagre relief provided. Photo: LINGARAJ PANDA

While the Naveen Patnaik government keeps claiming credit for shifting lakhs of people to safe places when Phailin struck, victims of the cyclone blame it for the poor relief operations, particularly in the flooded northern Odisha districts.
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