Administration ready to face Titli cyclonic storm

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

The very severe cyclonic storm ‘Titli’ moved north-westwards with a speed of about 18 kmph and lay cantered about 230 km south southeast of Gopalpur and 190 km south east of Kailasapatnam on Wednesday night.

According to IMD officials, gales speer aching 140-150kmph and gusting up to 165 kmph are likely along and off south Odisha and the adjoining north Andhra Pradesh coasts during landfall. As per the Cyclone Warning Centre here, upper Srikakulam and parts of the coastal Odisha region will experience heavy to very heavy rain fall from 15 to 20 cm. Fishermen have been advised not to venture into the sea. Parts of Visakhapatnam will likely to experience heavy to isolated rainfall during the next 24 hours.

Meanwhile some trains have been cancelled and some diverted. Train services will not be allowed between Khurda Road and Vizianagaram in both directions from 10pm on Wednesday till further advice.

The weather in Srikakulam and Vizianagaram districts underwent a perceptible change on Wednesday. Vizianagaram District Collector M.Hari Jawaharlal alerted the officials of heavy rains in the next couple of days.

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