After Odisha, Cyclone Titli wreaks havoc in Andhra Pradesh, kills 8

Kashmir Times. Dated: 10/12/2018 1:21:43 PM

Odisha, Oct 11(Agencies): After wreaking havoc in Odisha on Thursday, Cyclone Titli crossed over to Andhra Pradesh causing widespread damage in Srikakulam district and killing at least two people.
In Odisha, the 'very severe' cyclonic storm uprooted trees and electric poles and damaged hutments in Odisha's Ganjam and Gajapati districts but no loss of life was reported from any part of the state, officials said.
The cyclone also triggered heavy to very heavy rainfall in Ganjam, Gajapati, and Puri districts of Odisha, causing minor damage to power and communication. "There has been no major damage or report of casualty received from any part of the state so far. Some destruction was reported from Ganjam and Gajapati districts," Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) B P Sethi said.
Power supply and telephone links got disrupted and road communication snapped due to uprooted trees at many places of Gajapati district, the SRC said.
In Andhra Pradesh's Srikakulam district the State Disaster Management Authority (SDMA) said that scores of trees and power poles were uprooted as heavy rains lashed. Rainfall ranging from 2 cm to 26 cm was recorded in several mandals of the district even as road communication network was vastly affected.
The State Road Transport Corporation suspended its bus services as uprooted trees caused roadblocks at several places. Transport Minister K Atchannaidu, who hails from Srikakulam, visited the affected mandals and is monitoring the situation.



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