Cyclone Phailin high humanitarian impact

Updated: Cyclone Phailin Information page

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Cyclone Phailin is a massive cyclone building in the Bay of Bengal and expected to hit India’s east coast by tomorrow evening. Its severity has been guaged as 4 (on a scale of 1-5 with 5 being worst) and is expected to rise to 5 by the time it hits landfall. The cyclone is expected to affect Andhra Pradesh, Odisha (Orissa) and Madhya Pradesh. This page aims to collect all relevant information. Feel free to use the comments to add resources or request resources.

  • Over 500,000 evacuated in India via NDMA as of 5:00pm on 12th October
  • Over 35,000,000 in the path of Phailin
  • 20+ foot storm surge expected
  • Joint Typhoon Warning Center estimated current significant wave height within Phailin ~56 ft.
  • All trains between Howrah and Vishakhapatanam have been cancelled as a precautionary measure. 56 trains have been canceled,16 diverted&4-5 trains partially terminated.
  • All flights to Odisha have been stopped, airports have been shut down
  • Doctors for Seva has two medical teams on standby in Hyderabad and Chattisgarh for Cyclone Phailin relief work.
  • At its peak, Cyclone #Phailin tied both the 1999 Cyclone & 2013’s Typhoon #Usagi: Earth’s strongest storm this year. via @EricHolthaus


Helplines for Cyclone Phailin

Now there is a page with mapped helplines information

Control Room Contacts

Also Contact page for APEPDCL has details on various offices and customer service numbers.

West Godavari District Control Rooms
Eluru Collectorate 08812-230617
Eluru RDO 08812-232044
Narsapuram RDO 08814-276699
Kovvur RDO 08813-231488
Jangareddygudem RDO 08821-223660
Power Supply Control Rooms
Eluru Circle Office 08812-231287/288920
Eluru Div Office 08812-252150/232151
Nidadavolu Div Office 08813-221093/221211
Bhimavaram Div Office 08816-223464/228628
Tadepalligudem Div Office 08818-221357/220777
Jangareddygudem Div office 08821-225844/226864
Technical DEO, Eluru Circle 94408 12703
Operations DEO, Eluru Circle 94408 12704
Technical EO, Eluru Circle 94906 10137
Operations DEO, Nidadavolu 94408 12706
Technical EO, Nidadavolu 94906 10142
Operations DEO, Bhimavaram 94408 12707
Technical EO, Bhimavaram 94906 10143
Operations EO, Tadepalligudem 94408 12705
Technical EO, Bhimavaram 94906 10140
Operations EO, Jangareddygudem 94910 49797
Technical EO, Jangareddygudem 94910 30712

East Coast Railway Helplines

East Coast Railway Helplines Vizag-0891-2505793, 08935-249672, Vizianagaram-08922-225510, Srikakulam-08942- 28722 Naupada-08945-249728, Rayagada-06856-6222407, Koraput-06852-251802


List of cyclone shelters in Andhra Pradesh

Odisha Total number: 10,042
Andhra Icchapuram, Sompeta, Palasa,Etcherla, Kaviti mandals of Srikakulam dist: Total 32 shelters

How to prepare for a cyclone Presentation by Archana Kulshrestha

Track Cyclone Phailin

Sources of updates closest to ground zero

StandBy Task Force, OpenCrisis, Info4Disasters, HOT, ERCIS, EMA, CrisisMappersUK have teamed up?

Information on shelters, media, medical centers etc is at:

28 thoughts on “Updated: Cyclone Phailin Information page”

  1. Earth maintain itself by making change in it and phailin is one of them and when it happens it will make us realize how helpless we are among the Nature. True but we didn’t thought about it before when we hit nature by our activities… So God Help Our Nation to defend with such a huge Cyclone…

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