Cyclone Titli: Heavy rains trigger flood in Odisha

  • Oct 12, 2018
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Bhubaneswar: Incessant downpour lashed several parts of south and coastal districts of the State in past 24 hours under the impact of severe cyclonic storm ‘Titli’. The heavy rainfall has triggered flood situation in Ganjam, Gajapati, Rayagada, Puri and Balasore.

The heavy rains have triggered floods in Rushikulya and Bansadhara rivers.

Special Relief Commissioner Bishnupada Sethi said Rushikulya was flowing above danger mark near Aska, Sorada and Janabili of Ganjam district. ODRAF and NDRF teams have been deployed in Ganjam and Gajapati districts for relief and rescue operation.

Meanwhile, the cyclonic system moved south Odisha remained practically stationary, weakened slightly further. It lay centred at 2:30 pm on Thursday about 110 km west of Gopalpur and 140 km southwest of Phulbani.

While G.Udaygiri in Kandhamal district recorded maximum rain of 351 mm while Kantapada of Cuttack district registered 319 mm of rain under the impact of cyclone ‘Titli’.

Presently the cyclonic storm is based over Kandhamal-Angul districts and will gradually move north-eastwards to West Bengal, said the Special Relief Commissioner.

At least 193 inmates of Aska jail in Ganjam have been shifted after flood water damaged main gate of the jail.

The road communication was disrupted in low lying areas of Balasore district. According to reports, the flood water is flowing six metre above the danger mark in the Jalaka River.

The roads and houses were inundated due to heavy rainfall in Puri district. Several places in Cuttack and Bhubaneswar have remained waterlogged.

Meanwhile, the regional meteorological centre predicted heavy rainfall in several districts during next 24 hours.

“Heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places likely to occur over the districts Balasore, Bhadrak, Keonjhar, Jajpur, Dhenkanal, Angul, Cuttack Kendrapara, Jagatsinghpur and Mayurbhanj of Odisha from today till October 13,” said India Meteorological Department bulletin.

The sea condition will be rough to very rough along and off Odisha coast during next 12 hours and it will remain similar along and off north Odisha coast during next 24 hours, it said.

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