May 6. The latest victim who succumbed to cycle Fani has reached 42. The comparatively fewer loss of lives is due to the preparedness of the governments of India and Bangladesh. In fact, the United Nations has praised the response by India’s disaster response teams.
Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm Fani was the strongest tropical cyclone to strike the Indian state of Odisha since Phailin in 2013. The speed of the cyclone, when it made the landfall, in Odisha was measured to be 200 km per hour. It slowly lost its intensity as it moved to Bangladesh.
Both of these countries are now racing to make lives normal in the affected areas.