On October 12-13, Cyclone Hudhud (Category 4) pounded the coastal districts of Andhra Pradesh (AP) and Odisha with heavy rain and winds of almost 210 kmh, damaging approximately 50,000 thatched houses and destroying power networks, roads, uprooting trees, electricity poles, and semi-structured buildings.
Cyclone Hudhud devastated local infrastructure, impacted the availability of food and water, and destroyed the livelihoods of many. More than 500,000 people were directly impacted, and upwards of two million were indirectly affected.
With the CHAF funds, Plan India supported approximately 95,000 people with
1. Provision of water filters at household level (Candle filter) for worst affected families
2. Provision of water storage tanks in 100 disaster affected schools
3. Construction of platforms and soak pits for safe disposal of wastewater with existing hand pumps in disaster affected communities and schools
4. Provision of water storage tanks at community level
5. Disinfection of water in open wells and ponds
6. Training on sanitation and hygiene in targeted communities, schools and villages