Cyclone Titli makes landfall in Odisha, more

Strong winds and heavy rain pounds Brahmapur in Odisha state

The IMD said cyclone Titli moved at a speed of about 15 kmph during last six hours over west-central Bay of Bengal and lay centred at about 280 km south-southeast of Gopalpur in Odisha.

The eye of the storm, which intensified into a "very severe cyclonic storm" over the Bay of Bengal, made landfall early Thursday in coastal Odisha and Andhra Pradesh states. NDTV delivers reliable information across all platforms: TV, Internet and Mobile. "Some destruction was reported from Ganjam and Gajapati districts", special relief commissioner (SRC) B.P. Sethi said. While a 62-year-old woman died at Gudivada Agraharam village after an uprooted tree fell on her, a 55-year-old man died in a house collapse at Rotanasa village in Srikakulam district, the SDMA said.

Sea conditions will remain rough to very rough along and off the West Bengal coast till Friday evening.

The cyclone also uprooted several trees, electricity poles and communication towers, disrupting normal life. A total of 105 pregnant women in Ganjam and 18 in Jgatsinghpur were shifted to hospitals.

As the landfall process started, at least five districts like Ganjam, Gajapati, Puri, Khurda and Jagatsinghpur have been receiving heavy amount of rainfall coupled with high speed winds under the impact of Titli.

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13 National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams, along with the Orissa Disaster Rapid Action Force (ODRAF) have been deployed at several places along with fire brigade.

Wind speed could increase to 140-150 kmph with gusting to 165 kmph from Wednesday midnight night onwards along and off south Odisha and adjoining districts of the north Andhra Pradesh coast.

"Down trains from Hyderabad/Visakhapatnam side will not be allowed from Duvvada after 1840 hrs and no movement of passenger trains will take place between Khurda Road and Vizianagaram section after 2200 hrs, till further advice", it added. "However, there is no flood-like situation as of now", said Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi.

Director of Meteorological (MeT) Centre Bhubaneswar H.R. Biswas said the "very severe cyclonic storm" is being monitored by the coastal Doppler Weather Radars at Visakhapatnam, Gopalpur and Paradip.

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