Cyclone ‘Titli’: District Collectors asked to stay alert

ONI Bureau:  The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Tuesday said depression over south-east and adjoining east-central Bay of Bengal concentrates into a deep depression; likely to turn into a cyclonic system by today evening.

Wind speed will be 45-55 kmph to 65 kmph along & off Odisha coast by today afternoon; likely to increase to 100 kmph from 10th October evening. Sea condition will be rough to very rough during 9-11 October. It would cross Odisha & adjoining north Andhra Pradesh coasts between Gopalpur & Kalingapatnam around 11th Oct morning.

Joint Relief Commissioner Pravat Ranjan Mohapatra informed that all district collectors have been asked to remain alert and make arrangements to shift people in low lying areas in case of emergency.

Around 300 motor boats have been put on standby to combat a possible cyclonic storm ‘Titli’ which is likely to hit the Odisha coast within 72 hours.

Odisha government on Monday cancelled the holidays of Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) and Odisha State Disaster Management Authority (OSDMA).

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