MeraNews Network, Odisha: The very severe cyclonic storm Titli that struck the eastern coast of India has killed at least eight people in Andhra Pradesh and one in Odisha on Thursday. The cyclone, that struck at the speeds of 150 kpmh uprooted many a trees, electricity poles and damaged houses and buildings.
The effect of cyclonic storm Titli is gradually weakening. Isolated rainfall has been recorded over Rayagada, Ganjam and Gajapati Districts in Odisha. Vast areas of these districts are now waterlogged and submerged under flood water.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has directed the Collectors of these districts to provide cooked food to people at multipurpose cyclone centers till their stay. He has also directed to submit a report of damage within seven days. Over three lakh people from Odisha were evacuated from the danger zones that fell in the range of Titli.
In Andhra Pradesh, the widespread damage has been reported from North Coastal area, especially Srikakulam District. Road Services have been badly affected and power supply and telephone lines got disrupted. Uddhanam and sea-bed villages are most affected. At least 8 people were reportedly killed in the storm-related incidents during the cyclone.
AP Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu conducted the aerial survey of the Titli affected areas. NDRF is undertaking relief operations and the situation is coming to normalcy.