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In Andhra’s Srikakulam, cyclone Titli leaves trail of devastation

12 October 2018, 12:47 | Devin Moran

Trees were uprooted and road connectivity was hit as winds up to 140 kmph ravaged the coastal districts

Trees were uprooted and road connectivity was hit as winds up to 140 kmph ravaged the coastal districts

It was likely to make landfall between Gopalpur in Odisha and Kalingapatanam in Andhra Pradesh early on Thursday at a wind speed of 145 kmph.

Roads in Paralakhemundi, Kashinagar, Mohana and Gosani were severely damaged resulting in disruption of vehicular movement in the areas, the SRC said, adding that there were no reports of fatalities. Road communication from district headquarters to various parts like Mohana and Kashinagar was disrupted, said Special Relief Commissioner Bishnupada Sethi.

While several areas in coastal Odisha were lashed by rain Wednesday, the IMD has forecast "heavy to very heavy rainfall" at several places and "extremely heavy rainfall" at isolated areas till Thursday under the impact of the "very severe" cyclonic storm which has been gaining strength.

Latest satellite imagery predicted that the wind speed of the storm during the landfall will be around 140 to 150 km per hour and gusting up to 165 km per pour in south coastal Odisha.

The system is now moving northeastwards towards Gangetic West Bengal across Odisha and it will weaken gradually, it said.

Talking to mediapersons after the meeting, Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi said the process of evacuation of people in the low-lying areas of the five aforesaid districts has begun with 753 persons in Ganjam districts have been shifted to the multi-purpose calamity shelters.




The holidays of officials have been put on hold in view of the approaching storm and subsequent heavy rainfall that was expected to be dumped across the state.

Indian Railways in a statement said it had cancelled several trains and a senior official at the Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA) in the state capital Bhubaneswar said several flights had also been cancelled. Weather officials have issued warnings to local fishermen and teams of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) are on alert.

Speaking to TNM, Vizianagaram Superintendent of Police G Pala Raju said, "As far as this district is concerned, two mandals, Gummalakshmipuram and Parvathipuram, were affected the most".

Stock was also taken of preparatory measures in the wake of impending landfall of the cyclonic storm along the coast between Orissa and Andhra Pradesh. The department had advised complete suspension of fishing operations and asked people to stay indoors.

Affected districts are Ganjam, Gajapati, Khurda, Puri, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapada, Bhadrak and Balasore districts.

The Centre rushed almost 1,000 NDRF personnel to Odisha, Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal as Cyclone Titli made its way towards the coast, besides issuing directions for storage of food, fuel and maintaining power supply and telecommunication lines.



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