According to the State Disaster Management Authority (SDMA), two people died and the cyclone caused widespread damage in Srikakulam district
New Delhi: The 'very severe' cyclonic storm 'Titli' hit the Odhisa coast on Thursday morning. According to the State Disaster Management Authority (SDMA), two people died and the cyclone caused widespread damage in Srikakulam district.
Here’s looking at a few updates on cyclone Titli:
1. Cyclone Titli made landfall in Gopalpur, Odisha at around 5:30 am on Thursday morning.
2. The India Meteorological Department says the cyclonic storm had winds blowing up to 150 kilometres per hour.
3. Eight districts in Odisha - Ganjam, Gajapati, Khurda, Puri, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Bhadrak and Balasore - have been affected by Titli.
4. Scores of trees and power poles were uprooted as heavy rains lashed Srikakulam district under the influence of the storm.
5. Rainfall ranging from 2 cm to 26 cm was recorded in several areas of the district even as road communication network was vastly affected.
6. The State Road Transport Corporation suspended its bus services as uprooted trees caused roadblocks at several places.
7. NDRF and SDRF teams have been deployed in Srikakulam and neighbouring Vizianagaram districts to take up rescue and relief operations.
8. Authorities also set up more than 800 cyclone and flood shelters stocked with food and relief materials.
9. Flights and train services between Andhra and Odisha have been cancelled due to the cyclone.
10. The cyclone has damaged mud huts and uprooted trees and electric poles, and the authorities have moved nearly 3,00,000 people to higher ground.
The SDMA has set up a toll-free telephone no. 18004250101 at its Emergency Operations Centre to assist people in distress, while control rooms have been opened in the three north coastal districts.
With agency inputs
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Last Updated Oct 11, 2018, 1:47 PM IST