Ganjam, Gajapati districts most affected as ‘Titli’ crosses coast

Bhubaneswar: As the Very Severe Cyclonic Storm ‘Titli’ made landfall near Palasa in Srikakulam district of AP to the southwest of Gopalpur in Odisha, damage of thatched and asbestos house, Street lights, roads blockage due to uprooting of trees has been reported in Ganjam and Gajapati districts.

Restoration work in progress in these districts. Other affected districts are Khurdha, Puri, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Bhadrak and Balasore.

Gopalpur recorded 126 kmph wind speed at around 5 am today during landfall of Titli. The wind speed is likely to gradually decrease due to weakening of the Cyclone. It is heading towards West Bengal.

The storm caused heavy to very heavy rainfall in Ganjam, Gajapati and Puri districts of Odisha.

Trees were uprooted and electric poles were bent down in many places. Telecommunication in Gajapati and Ganjam has been disrupted.

The cyclone also damaged hutments in Ganjam and Gajapati districts, but no loss of life was reported from any part of the state.

The cyclone also triggered heavy rainfall in at least three districts and caused minor damage to power and communication.

“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.

Around 3,00,000 people have been evacuated. 1112 relief camps have been opened for the evacuees in the shelters. 105 Pregnant women in Ganjam & 18 in Jgatsinghpur have been shifted to Hospital

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