The extremely severe cyclonic storm 'Fani' of the 'Hood of the Snake' was the strongest tropical cyclone to strike Odisha since Phailin in 2013. Cyclone Fani made landfall at about 8:30 am on 3 May 2019 between Satapada and Puri with a sustained surface wind speed of 175-180 kilometres per hour (kmph). It unleashed copious rain and windstorm that gusted up to 205 kmph, leading to fatalities, destruction of homes, and swamping of towns and villages. Fani left a trail of devastation in large parts of coastal Odisha, with the seaside pilgrim town of Puri being the worst hit.
This Damage, Loss, and Needs Assessment (DLNA) of the Cyclone Fani in Odisha was conducted between 24 May and 4 June 2019 by Government of Odisha in collaboration with the United Nations, World Bank, and ADB. Covering the 14 affected districts in the state, it presents estimates of the damage, loss, and recovery needs across 15 sectors.
The DLNA includes the Government of Odisha's recovery strategy.