- Posted October 13, 2013 by
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Cyclone Phailin causes severe damage to slums in Bhubaneswar
- Jareen, CNN iReport producer
These photos come from Golden Naik, who works with World Vision in Bhubaneswar, one of the areas hit by Cyclone Phailin. As you can see, the storm uprooted trees and destroyed houses. Luckily nearly all of the residents evacuated and were staying in shelters during the storm.
Naik and his staff were working hard ahead of the storm to prepare communities in training on what to do before a disaster strikes. Staff have been alerting communities and providing megaphones, life jackets, torch lights and ropes to the Community Task Force. The Community Task Force consists of men, women and youth from within the community who are trained in disaster preparedness including search and rescue, basic first aid and protecting livestock.
Now, after the storm, World Vision is already assisting in the shelters supplying food and water. Emergency response teams are headed to the more remote coastal areas to assess damage there and make a plan on how to help in coordination with the government and other aid organizations.