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Cyclone Titli: Evacuation of people begins in State

10/10/2018 at 2:49 PM

 

Bhubaneswar: The State Government today directed immediate evacuation of people living low lying areas in Ganjam, Puri, Khurda, Jagatsinghpur and Kendrapada districts have to ensure zero causality as the very severe cyclonic storm ‘Titli’ will make landfall between Gopalpur and Kalingapatnam at 5.30 am on Thursday morning.

After attending a high-level review meeting on cyclone preparedness chaired by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi said that Collectors of Ganjam, Puri, Khurda, Jagatsinghpur and Kendrapada districts have been directed to evacuate people and in many places the process has already started.

The very cyclone storm ‘Titli’, which will make landfall between Gopalpur and Kalingapatnam at 5.30 am on Thursday morning, may trigger heavy rain accompanied by strong winds blowing at 165 kmph.

Meanwhile, schools and colleges across Odisha will be closed for two days starting Thursday in view of the very cyclonic storm.

 

 

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