Cyclone Titli Claims 2 Lives in Srikakulam, Andhra Pradesh; Trees & Poles Uprooted, Flights Affected in Odisha & Other Parts, View Pics & Videos
Cyclone Titli (Photo credits: ANI)

Odisha, October 11: Cyclone Titli made a landfall in the region at 5:30 am today, and according to the latest update, two lives have lost in Srikakulam, Andhra Pradesh. Trees and electric poles were uprooted in several parts. Over three lakh people in Odisha's five coastal districts have been moved to safety. Flights and train services between Andhra and Odisha have also been affected because of Cyclone Titli.  IndiGo Airline has cancelled five flights to and from Bhubaneswar.

More than 10,000 people from the low lying areas have been evacuated to government shelters till last night. Reportedly, the cyclone is moving at a speed of 140-150 km per hour. Odisha's Gopalpur reported 102 km per hour and Andhra Pradesh's Kalingapatnam reported 56 km per hour surface wind speed. Odisha on High Alert Due to Cyclone Titli: Met Department Issues Heavy Rainfall Warning for Next 3 Days.

An instruction has been issued by the Chief Secretary to all the private schools and colleges, apart from the state-owned institutions and Anganwadi centres, to remain closed on October 11-12. The cyclone has intensified into a deep depression in the Bay of Bengal.

According to the India Meteorological Department, Titli will be accompanied by "extremely heavy rainfall" in coastal Odisha and northern Andhra Pradesh today.

Watch the video of the landfall of Cyclone Titli

Residents of the low-lying regions in Odisha are being shifted to relief camps, whereas, the fishermen have been warned against venturing into the sea till Friday. The state government has asked officials to remain alert till the situation gets better. The possible threat of a cyclone has pushed the state government to cancel holidays of emergency personnel.