Cyclone ‘Titli’ activated heavy rains in Ganjam, Gajapati, and Puri district of Odisha, while harm of hutments and asbestos-roofed houses, road lights, street barricade due to evacuated trees were accounted for from Ganjam. The violent wind also activated major rain in somewhere around three areas and made minor harm power and correspondence.
Cyclone Titli Causes Landfall At Odisha’s Gopalpur
“There has been no major damage or report of casualty received from any part of the state so far. Some destruction was reported from Ganjam and Gajapati districts,” Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) B P Sethi said. Power supply and telephone links got disrupted and road communication snapped due to uprooted trees at many places of Gajapati district, the SRC said.
“Efforts are on to clear roads blocked by uprooted trees and restore power supply in affected areas at the earliest, he said. In all, eight districts – Ganjam, Gajapati, Khurda, Puri, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Bhadrak and Balasore – have been affected by “very severe cyclone Titli”, he said.
There are reports of two deaths in separate occurrences when cyclone Titli made a landfall in Andhra Pradesh. Mudalla Surya Rao, 55, the occupant of Sarubujjili mandal died after his home collapsed on Thursday. While Thudi Appala Narasamma (62) died after a tree fell on him in Srikakulam.
The cyclone was moved up to ‘extremely serious cyclonic storm’. So far no deaths were accounted for yet trees and power y posts were uprooted with streets and improvised mud-block houses harmed. The chief secretary of the state, Aditya Prasad Padhi, reported the closure of schools, colleges, and anganwadis on October 11 and 12. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik checked out the circumstance and approached district collectors to go for a prompt departure of people in the low-lying regions in the beachfront belt.
In Ganjam district, around 1,000 people have been moved as cyclone ‘Titli’ is probably going to make a landfall at around 5.30 am on Thursday. Titli is moving with a speed of around 10 kmph and is probably going to make a landfall between Gopalpur in Odisha and Kalingapatanam in Andhra Pradesh early Thursday morning with a breeze speed of 145 kmph.
Amid the following 18 hours, it will escalate further and is probably going to move north-northwestwards to cross Odisha and north Andhra Pradesh coast. Areas like Ganjam, Puri, Jagatsinghpur, Gajapati, Kendrapara, Nayagarh, Khurda, Cuttack, Jajpur, Bhadrak and Balasore are relied upon to get heavy to very heavy rains till Thursday.