Archive through November 06, 1999
A powerful cyclone, the second in two weeks, slammed into India's eastern coast today as authorities packed villagers into trucks in an effort to evacuate 20,000 people.
The cyclone bearing winds up to 155 mph hit along 300 miles of coastline in the states of Orissa and West Bengal at midday today.
Even when the full-blown storm was still several miles offshore, powerful winds flattened simple mud huts, uprooted trees and cut off communications to the worst-hit areas.
Several hundred people were feared killed and over 10 million were affected as the super cyclone with a velocity of more than 260 kph battered 10 coastal districts of Orissa for more than eight hours today.
The state government called in the army and the air force to help carry out relief and rescue operations.
CONCERN ABOUT RELATIVES WORKING IN BHUBANESHWAR, ORISSA
Mr Reg Robinson (Civil Engineer) & wife (Deanna Robinson) and son (Daran Robinson).
If anyone has any news of them please contact the firstname.lastname@example.org or the British High Commission/ British Council in India or London.
It is most unfortunate, this cyclone and the loss of so many, if any of you are interested to help the aid agencies, then you are requested to kindly contact them. We on our part can supply blankets, tents, and other relief items.
We seek the relief organisations emails incase they require any of the above, as we can supply ex-stock quantities, for a few of them.
pls contact us at @usa.net">email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
thanking you and with a prayer for all those lost and injured.
May God Bless Us All
CONCERN ABOUT FRIEND WORKING IN BHUBANESHWAR, ORISSA
Looking for Dr. Ted Peters
If anyone has news about him, please contact email@example.com
Cocerned about friend just came back from Italy
Any information please E mail
Very Concerned about a friend libiving in Dhaka who I e-mail to
Barun, he has a wife called Lipi and they have just had a little girl called Madhurya
please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Very concerned about friends i met here on the net and have not heard from them since friday
Satish and Anisha Agwall. I do not know if they were hit by cyclone. They resisde in Gangtox Sikkim.
I will be more than willing to assist in sending blankets clothes etc. to families in need . Please someone send information as how i do it.
Thank u. Trichia Beekman
I am willing to take care of one or two children who are orphaned by this cyclone.
Sponsorship by any European or American international aid agency (First preference: Internatinal Red Cross)is adequate introduction.
Age ,sex , religion are not important.
Reply as early as posssible to:
Chief Workshop Engineer/Shell Division
Integral Coach Factory
Anyone who has relative's phone working at Cuttack or Bhubneswar please let me know. Cellular phones
are also not working.
phones at cuttack - 011-91-671-610517 610712
bhubneswar - 011-91-674-582959
cellular - 011-91-9861020834
It is of utmost importance that we get to know the official telephones of Orissa Police or Orissa Administration which have started functioning for effective liason between Orissa and the neighbouring State of West Bengal
Inspector General of Police,
Telecommunications, Police West Bengal.