ONI Bureau: Contrary to what was concluded by Bhubaneswar-based intellectuals and commentators, situation remains grim in various parts of Ganjam, Gajapati and Rayagada districts where Cyclone Titli left trails of destruction this morning. Mohana block and Paralakhemundi are said to be worst affected.
Most areas in the above districts remain without power, Internet, mobile network and telephone connectivity. Electric wires have been snapped. Big and small trees have been uprooted blocking the road connectivity. Over 200 houses were completely damaged, it was reported. Several panchayats in Gajapati and Rayagada districts have been cut off.
The ODRAF teams, Policemen and Volunteers are at work to restore normalcy, which may take another few days. Actual damage would be assesed after the District Collectors send the report.
6 people including four of a family have gone missing, as their house was swept away by flood waters of Adangi river in Bhanjanagar area in Ganjam district following heavy rain triggered by #CycloneTitli .
Due to incessant rains, the water level in various rivers have gone up, triggering possible flood situation. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik is closely monitoring the situation, while the district officials are working on a war footing without fail.
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