Cyclone Titli landfall: 2 died, 1 Injured Reported: – Bhubaneswar: Cyclone Titli hits various areas of Odisha’s Gajapati and Ganjam districts after marking landfall early on Thursday morning and as per the latest update 2 people died and one is injured in Srikakulam district. Due to the cyclone, heavy rainfall is noticed at least 3 districts and also caused minor damage to power and communication.
Latest Update- Cyclone Titli landfall
This is categorised as “very severe cyclonic storm” and people from 5 coastal districts in Odisha State is already shifted after warning. Due to Cyclone Titli, flights, trains and other transportation facilities are affected. There have been several people and their lives affected and also some destruction was noticed from Gajapati and Ganjam districts, “ SRC (Special Relief Commissioner) B.P. Sethi said.
Telephone links and power supply were disrupted and street communication affected due to uprooted trees at numerous spots of Gajapati district.
Eight areas in Odisha – Gajapati, Ganjam, Khurda, Jagatsinghpur, Puri, Kendrapara, Balasore and Bhadrak – were influenced by the Cyclone Titli.
Aside from harm to dwellings, there were also updates of road communication being cut off at the various central station because of fallen trees.
The latest India Meteorological Department (IMD) report said cyclone Titli made the landfall somewhere in the range of 4.30 and 5.30 am in the south-west shore of Gopalpur near Palasa in Andhra Pradesh with an expected maximum supported surface wind speed of 140-150 kmph blustering to 165 kmph.
As per the IMD statement “the process of landfall has been finished and the focal point of the eye of cyclone “Titli” lies over the land,” the IMD said. An hour after the landfall, Gopalpur in Odisha state revealed surface wind at 126 kmph, Kalingapatanam in Andhra Pradesh recorded wind speed of 56 kmph.
As cyclone ‘Titli’ entered the land mass, a few locale such as Gajapati, Ganjam and Puri, having heavy rainfall combined with high-speed wind. H.R. Biswas, Director of Meteorological (MeT) Centre Bhubaneswar stated that the “very severe cyclonic storm” is being observed by the seaside Doppler Weather Radars at Gopalpur, Paradip and Visakhapatnam.