New Delhi: Life was limping back to normalcy in Odisha's four worst hit tribal districts after Cyclone Hudhud moved to Chhattisgarh as Odisha government today said the storm damaged about 80,000 houses, power infrastructure and roads besides claiming three lives.
"There had been extensive damage to houses and energy infrastructure due to the cyclone. Restoration work is being carried out on war footing," Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik told reporters here after taking stock of the situation.
As the very severe cyclonic storm hit Visakhapatanam yesterday noon, the calamity had its impact on the southern region of Odisha close to Andhra Pradesh.
"Four districts -- Gajapati, Koraput, Malkangiri and Rayagada -- were badly hit by the cyclone while there is little impact on other southern districts like Ganjam, Kandhamal, Kalahandi and Nabarangpur," Special Relief Commissioner P K Mohapatra said.