- Posted October 15, 2013 by
Berhampur, Ganjam District, India
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Storm victims receive relief help in Ganjam district
Due to community disaster training and massive government evacuations, the death toll in the storm has been very low. However, around 9 million people have been affected and crops worth over 2400 crore (approx. $394 million USD) has been completely destroyed. From initial reports, the loss to houses and buildings has been quite huge as well. Around 200,000 houses are damaged in the Ganjam district alone.
World Vision is prioritizing getting food and water to storm victims. The photos show the destruction caused by Cyclone Phailin in the slums and also depict the distribution of relief supplies. People received dry food supplies and drinking water.