Cyclone Fani made landfall at Puri on 3rd May 2019 (Friday), State of Odisha. It unleashed copious rain and windstorm that gusted up to 250 kmph, blowing away thatched houses and flooding towns and villages, before weakening and entering into neighboring state of West Bengal in India. The State Emergency Operation Center reported 37 deaths caused by the typhoon. 14,828,084 individuals were affected. Fourteen Districts were affected: Angul, Balasore, Bhadrak, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Ganjam, Jagatsinghpur, Jajpur, Kendrapara, Keonjhar, Khordha, Mayurbhanj, Nayagarh, and Puri. The government also estimated that 508,467 houses have been damaged.
ACT Member CASA will respond in the Districts of Puri and Jagatsinghpur with a budget of USD 1,052,137.60 for a period of 90 days. They will be giving assistance to the affected communities addressing shelter, health, WASH, and food security.