Titli Hits Gajapati


The Very Severe Cyclonic Storm 'TITLI' has hit Gajapati District badly and severe damage has been inflicted, officials say.
‘TITLI’ crossed the coast near Palasa in Srikakulam district of Andhra Pradesh to the southwest of Gopalpur, between 0430 and 0530 hours IST on 11 October, with surface wind speed of 140-150 KMPH gusting to 165 KMPH.
Gopalpur recorded wind speed of 126 KMPH at 0430 hrs IST of 11 October.
After making landfall near Palasa, it entered Gajapati District and has severely affected the people and properties.
Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Bishnupada Sethi has asked for damage report to be sent to State Government as soon as possible.
District Collector and Team of District Administration is engaged in rescue and relief operations.
Damage to thatched house, asbestos roofed houses, road blockage due to power line tripping and minor damage to power line also in Ganjam district, said officials..
TITLI  lay centred at 0530 hrs IST over north Coastal Andhra Pradesh and  adjoining south Odisha about 70 KM South West of Gopalpur and 60 KM North-North East of Kalingapatnam.
It is moving North West wards for next 12 hours and then re-curve North East wards towards Gangetic West Bengal across Odisha.
It is very likely to weaken gradually becoming severe cyclonic storm around noon, cyclonic storm around evening of today and a deep depression by morning of 12 October.
Rainfall recorded in Gajapati district- 228.4 mm (Mohana -315mm, R Udayagiri-223.8 mm)Ganjam district- 123.2.mm (Chikiti-213.6 mm), Jagatsingpur district- 114.8 mm (Ersama- 210 mm), Balasore district- 102.1 mm
In Kendrapada district- 77.9 mm, Jajpur district- 73.5 mm, Cuttack district-71.7 mm, Puri district-69.4 mm, Nayagarh district- 68.0 mm, Khordha district- 63.7 mm, Bhadrak district- 61.3 mm and Kandhamal- 51.2 mm, rainfall was recorded.

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