ONI Bureau: Cyclone Titli turns into very severe cyclonic storm now, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said today.
Cyclone Titli, which currently lays centred 370 km off Gopalpur coast, turns into a very severe cyclonic storm by today evening, informed IMD ADG Mrutyunjay Mohapatra today.
Wind speed reaching 100-110 kmph gusting to 125 kmph likely to increase to 120-130 kmph gusting to 145 kmph from the 10th evening to 11th forenoon.
CM Naveen Patnaik to take stock of Cyclone Titli Alert preparedness at a high-level meeting at 11:45 am today.
Red alert issued for 7 districts including Gajapati, Ganjam, Puri, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Bhadrak & Balasore. Similarly, Orange warning and heavy to very heavy rainfall alert has been issued at isolated places in Khurda, Nayagarh, Cuttack, Jajpur, Dhenkanal, Bhadrak and Balasore districts till the morning of October 11.
Flood situation is expected in Rushikulya and Vansadhara rivers as informed by the Regional Meteorological Centre director HR Biswas.
NDRF, ODRAF teams have reached coastal districts, IAF and Navy have also been alerted. However, Students’ union polls cancelled at colleges in cyclone affected districts, informed Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Bishnupada Sethi today.