Khabarindiaonline: Met department has forecast that Cyclonic Storm ‘TITLI’ is very likely to intensify further into a Severe Cyclonic Storm during next 24 hours. It is very likely to cross Odisha and adjoining north Andhra Pradesh coasts between Gopalpur and Kalingapatnam around Thursday morning. Squally wind speed reaching 45 to 55 kmph gusting to 65 kmph is very likely to commence along and off Odisha coast from tonight.
The sea condition is very likely to be rough to very rough over southeast and adjoining eastcentral Bay of Bengal during next 24 hours. Fishermen have been advised not to venture into deep sea areas of central Bay of Bengal today and tomorrow. Those who are out in deep sea areas have been advised to return to the coast. Coastal hutment dwellers have been advised to move to safer places.
Talking to AIR, senior Met department official Mrityunjay Mohapatra said damage to thatched huts, minor damage to power and communication lines due to breaking of branches and uprooting of trees is expected.
AIR correspondent reports that the Met office has sounded ‘Red’ warning for several coastal districts including Gajapati, Ganjam, Puri, Jagatsinghpur and Kendrapara as heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely to occur at these places from tomorrow. Odisha government directed the collectors of at least 15 districts to remain on and take all possible measures to tackle the situation. ( Source: AIRN ).