इंडियन आवाज़     18 Feb 2019 07:32:08      انڈین آواز

Cyclone Titli makes landfall, claims 8 lives in AP



Cyclone Titli, which hit the coastal Andhra Pradesh today morning, left 8 people dead and inflicted widespread damage in the Srikakulam and Vizianagaram districts of the state.

The cyclonic storm, which hit the Odisha coast at around 5.30 am today, continue to prevail over some parts of the country. Andhra Praesh may see wind speeds from 50-60 kmph, authorities said, adding that fishermen have been advised not to venture into the sea.

“Up to evening of today, north Andhra Pradesh may experience wind speed from 50-60 kmph. Very rough to high conditions still prevailing over west central Bay of Bengal. Fishermen advised not to venture into sea,” Srinivas, Duty Officer, Visakhapatnam Cyclone Warning Centre was quoted as saying by a news agency

Earlier Cyclone Titli with gusts of up to 165 kmph, made landfall in Srikakulam district of Andhra Pradesh early today, the India Meteorological Department said.

The storm wreaked havoc on infrastructure, blocking roads and hampering emergency work. Officials in Odisha evacuated more than 3,00,000 people, suspended operations at Paradip port and cancelled many trains and flights on Wednesday.

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