CycloneTitli Hits Odisha and AndhraPradesh Coast
CycloneTitli makes landfall in Srikakulam district of Andhra Pradesh, Leaves 2 Dead.
CycloneTitli which intensified into a “very severe cyclonic storm” over the Bay of Bengal also brought with heavy rain and strong winds. According to the National Disaster Management Authority, 2 people have died in Andhra Pradesh.
Road communication snapped as several trees were uprooted in Srikakulam district after CycloneTitli made a landfall.
Some animals were also killed and roads were blocked after several trees uprooted.
CycloneTitli destructs Palasa railway station in Srikakulam district, Andhra Pradesh.
CycloneTitli storms landfall at Odisha’s Gopalpur, with surface wind speeds of 126 kmph
Cyclone ‘Titli’ ( which means butterfly in Hindi ) made a landfall in Gopalpur between 4:30 and 5:30 this morning. Trees and electric poles were uprooted in several parts. Over three lakh people in Odisha’s five coastal districts have been moved to safety. Flights and train services between Andhra and Odisha have also been affected because of Cyclone Titli. IndiGo Airline has cancelled five flights to and from Bhubaneswar.
Chief Minister of Odisha, Naveen Patnaik, set a target “Mission Zero Casualty”. 15 Teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have been deployed along with the Orissa Disaster Rapid Action Force (ODRAF) at several places across the state – Bangla News. Cyclone ‘Titli’ triggered heavy to very heavy rainfall in five districts of Ganjam, Gajapati, Puri, Khurda and Jagatsinghpur.
“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. Power supply and telephone links got disrupted at many places,” Special Relief Commissioner BP Sethi said.
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