The Cyclone Titli made landfall near Gopalpur in Odisha this morning. The bordering district of Srikakulam in Andhra Pradesh was severely hit due to the cyclone. Several parts of Odisha are experiencing heavy rain as the Cyclone intensifies.
Many trees and electric poles were uprooted and damage caused to the property in Gopalpur area. However, there is no loss of life reported so far.
Three lakh people have been shifted to multi-purpose cyclone shelters from low line areas. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik visited the Special Relief Commissioner Control Room and directed to take all steps to make zero casualties. Andhra Pradesh CM N. Chandrababu Naidu is rushing to Srikakulam this afternoon to take stock of the situation.
Meanwhile, the National Disaster Response Force, NDRF has deployed 14 teams in Odisha, four teams in Andhra and three teams in West Bengal along with necessary rescue equipment.