After Hudhud has damaged transport facilities, what now ?

#1 Oct 14th, 2014, 20:54
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The Hudhud Cylone over the weekend has severely damaged the airport at Vizag, with reports and photographs showing the roof blown off and waterlogged runways.

Apparently many buildings near the sea were damaged, including the Park Hotel.

A lady employee of the Park hotel (whom we met during our stay there last year, en route to Koraput) has today requested help since she was supposed to travel on the 16th October by air from Vizag airport to Delhi, with Air India.

The airport being damaged, what should she do ?

Are there any information numbers ?

At the Park Hotel in Vizag they are currently without electricity or water but they do have the internet apparently.

Is the Air India office in Vizag open ?

Any help would be appreciated, especially if there are any IndiaMikers on the ground locally right now.
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Worst is over and I hope water and electric supply would be restored soo. Airport should be in operational condition by now.
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I like your optimism. But take a look at the photos :
http://www.ndtv.com/article/south/cy...flights-606364
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The airport wont be operational for 3-4 days at the earliest (per news reports this afternoon). The roof of Vizag airport has been blown off. News channels speculate that it would likely take a week to get operational.
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It will take at least 1 week for the airport to be operational.
Unless it was a life or death kind of reason for her trip, she will have to forget about it I guess.
I guess electricity and other essential supplies will be restored within tomorrow or the day after.

(crossposted with Vaibhav)
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Thanks Vaibhav and Nayan.
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The Times of India reckons on about a week before the airport at Vizag can be operational again:
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/i...w/44807519.cms
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All media is quoting the same source I guess
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Yesterday printed news only talked about Naval Radar damaged by 200 km/ hour leading edge wind, located at Dolphin hills. Since this was the radar also controlling the air traffic at Vizag. Radar comming back to operation and till then hinderence in resumption of air service is being confused.

Any way roofs of hangars have blown away but helicopters and aircraft are safe and this airbase is crucial for relief operation. All material from other parts of country are being sent here only.
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Yes, but there is a huge difference between passenger flights and relief operation !
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A lady employee of the Park hotel (whom we met during our stay last year, en route to Koraput) has today requested help since she was supposed to travel on the 16th October by air from Vizag airport to Delhi, with Air India.
This is confusing. Surely, if she is in Vizag now, she should have a much better idea of what is going on than you.
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No, she has no idea at all. That is why she has asked over Facebook for advice. (She is Russian and speaks English fluently.) There is right now no internet working there. Must have been a brief period when it was working.

I agree, Captain, it is a little surreal.
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Originally Posted by capt_mahajan View Post This is confusing. Surely, if she is in Vizag now, she should have a much better idea of what is going on than you.
This is what came , to my mind too.
Maybe She is terrified right now and is not venturing out.
Plus hotel may have other guest too and they may look at informed hotel employees for such answers.
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Pertinent to this thread: (From reports from two people in the Indian Navy who are in Hyderabad but their wives and children are in Vizag)

-Mobile phones are working sporadically. Maybe she should call somebody if she has communication. BSNL seems to be more reliable.
-Airport, it has technically already 'reopened', whatever that means, though it is still closed for commercial flights, I think. I suspect it may take much longer than anybody thinks for all normal commercial schedules to be restored. The focus is on the relief effort.
-From a security perspective, there has been looting of relief trucks in one or two places. Related/similar incidents of minor violence too, connected with distribution of supplies.
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No flights, no trains or buses traveling right now through Vizag. Airport is only handling relief related aircraft. I don't think power has been restored in many areas, mobile towers have collapsed and we are aware of the airport roof blown away. ATMs not working, shortage of essential commodities (e.g. milk for children) and petrol pumps drying up.

Looting appears to be doing the rounds.

I think the authorities did a fairly good job towards preparedness (likely the lessons of the Odisha government efforts last time), but did not make adequate arrangements for relief efforts post-Hudhud. It is not as if they were not aware of what needs to be in place and the scale at which relief would be needed to be done.

I pray for the innocent victims.

Some addition: Just saw TV images of relief supplies being distributed - total chaos. Very sad to see this. How can a country go from celebrating a Mars mission (technology leaders) to almost anarchy within a month? I can see history repeating itself next year whether in Uttarkhand, Kashmir or AP/Odisha due to natural calamities. To top of it all, we want membership in the UN security council when we cannot provide basic necessities to our citizens? Something is fundamentally wrong in our society at large. What are our priorities?


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