Titli Landfall In AP

Bishnupada Sethi, Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) said that the Very Severe Cyclonic Storm 'TITLI' made a landfall near Palasa in Srikakulam District of Andhra Pradesh.

Mr.Sethi said TITLI with estimated maximum sustained surface wind speed of 140-150 kmph gusting to 165 KMPH between 0430 and 0530 hours IST of 11 October 2018.  
Gopalpur recorded 126 KMPH wind speed at 0430 hrs IST of 11 October.
The wind speed is likely to gradually decrease due to weakening of the Cyclone.
Affected Districts are Ganjam, Khurdha, Puri, Jagatsinghpur, Gajapati Kendrapara, Bhadrak and Balasore, said Mr.Sethi.
The Very Severe Cyclonic Storm caused heavy to very heavy rainfall in Ganjam, Gajapati and Puri districts of Odisha.
Damage of thatched and asbestos house, street lights, roads blockage due to falling of trees, is reported in Ganjam District.
Further, minor damage to power and communication have also been reported in Ganjam district.
Giving out details on Preparedness Measures, he said 30 District Emergency Operation Centres activated to track and respond the Very Severe Cyclonic Storm effectively.
At least 300 Power boats of Special Relief Organisation kept ready with crew and POL for relief operation. 879 Multi-purpose cyclone/ flood shelters kept in readiness for sheltering people to be evacuated.
All Government officials to stay in headquarters and not to avail leave. All schools, Colleges and AWCs will remain closed till 12 of October, 2018.
On Prepositioning of Response Forces, he said that thirteen NDRF teams deployed in Ganjam-2 teams, Gajapati, Puri-2 teams, Kendrapada, Nayagarh, Bhadrak, Jagatsingjpur, Balasore, Jajpur, Khurdha and Sambalpur districts.
ODRAF teams deployed in 9 districts of Ganjam, Puri, Jagatsinghpur, Khordha, Cuttack, Balasore, Mayurbhanj, Boudh and Kalahandi, said he.
Fire services team are in alert to respond at short notice of the district administration.
Around 3,00,000 people have been evacuated  and 1112 relief camps have been opened for the evacuees in the shelters
105 Pregnant women in Ganjam and 18 in Jgatsinghpur have been shifted to Hospital
The situation is being closely monitored at different level as  Chief Minister reviewed situation in the evening on 10 October, and Chief Secretary was continuously monitoring  the situation.

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