High Alert has been issued in Odisha as Cyclone Titli is to hit Odisha coast at around 5.30 am tomorrow. The school and colleges shut have been and people being moved to safety. The cyclone titli will also to hit northern Andhra Pradesh.
'Titli', which means 'butterfly' in Hindi, has been categorised as a "Very Severe Cyclonic Storm" that is said to hit the Odisha coast tomorrow early morning. Schools and colleges have been shut in five coastal districts in Odisha and people are being moved to safety after the storm intensified.
The storm is inching closer to the coast in southern Odisha and northern Andhra Pradesh, claims media reports. Cyclone Titli is about 320 km away from the coastal town of Gopalpur in Odisha and 270 km away from Kalingapatnam in Andhra Pradesh, reported PTI.
According to NDTV, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik took stock of the situation. He had asked the collectors of Ganjam, Puri, Khurda, Kendrapara and Jagtsinghpur districts to go for an immediate evacuation of people in the low-laying areas in the coastal belt.