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Cyclone Impact Alert -India

Updated on 5 May 2019

The Situation:

Earlier in the week, Indian Railways cancelled 169 trains from 1-5 May that were supposed to pass in Bhadrak-Vizianagaram section (in northeast India) during Cyclone Fani’s arrival. Since then, 56 more trains have been cancelled due to cancellation of their connecting trains: 11 trains on 3 May, eight on 4 May, four on 5 May, two on 6 May and one train on 7 May.

What to Expect:

  • Disruptions to public transportation

  • Some areas may still be flooded

  • Travel delays caused by increased road traffic and damaged or unsafe roadways

  • Disruptions in public utilities (i.e. water and electricity)

Mitigation Factors to Apply:

  • Monitor local news media for updates

  • Enroll in the Safe Traveler program (STEP) to receive warnings from the U.S. Embassy

  • Allow extra time to travel to/from the airport, supplier, and accommodations

  • Avoid traveling through flooded areas

  • Keep electronics charged

  • Maintain communication throughout the remainder of the trip

  • Keep bottled water nearby

  • Check with airline that flights are moving on time

  • If using public transportation, check train schedule and routes as these may have changed

DISCLAIMER and Hold Harmless

Disclaimer: LSDS gathers information from multiple sources and offers insight and perspective to travelers. Sources cannot be validated for accuracy in every instance. Travelers assume all risk associated with their travel and are responsible for the decisions associated with travel and for their own safety. Users of this reference document agree, to hold harmless LSDS (LLC) its employees and clients associated with any risk or injury incurred during travel.


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