The Odisha government activated rescue personnel and help material as the India Meteorological Department (IMD), in a special alert issued on Tuesday stated, the deep depression over the Bay of Bengal has escalated into cyclonic storm ‘Titli’ and is moving towards the Odisha-Andhra Pradesh coast.
IMD Issues Red Alert To Odisha-Andhra Coast As the Cyclone Titli Arrives
The cyclone or, in other words make landfall among Gopalpur and Kalingapatnam from the get-go Thursday morning, may trigger heavy rain joined by strong winds blowing at 125kmph. The IMD has issued a red alert in the state for Wednesday and Thursday, gauging
“heavy to very heavy rainfall” at several places and “extremely heavy rainfall” in isolated areas in the state.
Mrutyunjay Mohapatra, the additional director general of IMD, said, “The severe cyclonic storm will cause heavy to very heavy rain in several parts, while some pockets may experience very severe rainfall that may cause widespread damage.”
The Odisha government has declared the holidy of schools, universities and anaganwadi centers in Puri, Gajapati, Ganjam, and Jagatsinghpur from Wednesday.
“We will take a call on whether to ask educational institutions in other districts to remain shut,” Aditya Prasad Padhi, the state’s chief secretary, said.