The “very severe” cyclonic storm, “Titli” that hit the coast in Southern Odisha today left eight people dead, including six fishermen, in neighboring Andhra Pradesh. Titli is accompanied with heavy rains and strong winds resulted in uprooted trees and electric poles causing widespread damage in Srikakulam and Vizianagaram districts of north coastal Andhra Pradesh.
Nearly three lakh people in Odisha’s five coastal districts were moved to safety as a precautionary measure.
Eight districts in Odisha have been affected by Titli, including Ganjam, Gajapati, Khurda, Puri, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Bhadrak and Balasore .
Gajapati is the worst hit among the districts, Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik directed to deploy two more NDRF teams.
The flights and train services between Andhra Pradesh and Odisha have also been affected because of Cyclone Titli.
Road lines were snapped, power supply and telephone links got disrupted due to uprooted trees.
Titli caused extreme damage to railway station buildings, platform shelters and foot over bridge at various places.