As strong winds and heavy rains battered Odisha after Cyclone Fani made landall in the coastal state on Friday, a child born in a Bhubaneswar hospital was named after the cyclonic storm.
The girl was born at Bhubaneswar’s Mancheswar Hospital at 11:03 am on Friday morning. According to theargus.in, both the child and the mother are doing fine. The girl's mother is an employee at Coach Repair Workshop, Mancheswar.
Packing heavy rain and winds with speeds of up to 175 kmph, cyclonic storm 'Fani' slammed into the Odisha coast, uprooting trees and sweeping away thatched huts, as large areas of the seaside pilgrim town of Puri were left submerged.
The extremely severe cyclonic storm made landfall at around 8 a.m. in Puri. About 11 lakh people had already been evacuated from vulnerable and low-lying areas of at least 11 coastal districts by Thursday.
The cyclonic system, whose eye is around 28 km wide, is moving at around 30 kmph, Biswas said. But within the system, the winds are reaching speeds of up to 175 kilometers per hour that may go up to 200 kmph, leaving in their wake uprooted trees and thatched structures, including in the state capital Bhubaneswar.