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Oct 11, 2018 03:02 PM IST | Economy

Cyclone Titli slams into Odisha-AP coast with 126 kmph winds

Cyclone Titli uprooted trees and electric poles and damaged hutments in Odisha's Ganjam and Gajapati districts after making landfall Odisha early Thursday morning, but no loss of life was reported from any part of the state, officials told PTI. The cyclone also triggered heavy rainfall in at least three districts and caused minor damage to power and communication. The latest India Meteorological Department (IMD) report said cyclone 'Titli made the landfall between 4.30 and 5.30 am in south-west coast of Gopalpur near Palasa in Andhra Pradesh with an estimated maximum sustained surface wind speed of 140-150 kmph gusting to 165 kmph.

New Delhi: In this composite picture made from two images released by the Indian Meteriological Department (IMD) is seen the depression over Bay of Bengal (R), on Wednesday, October 10, 2018. Cyclone 'Titli' intensified into a severe cyclonic storm Wednesday and is moving towards the Odisha-Andhra Pradesh coast, triggering rainfall in several parts of Odisha, according to the IMD. On left is seen Cyclone Luban. (IMD Handout via PTI)
New Delhi: In this composite picture made from two images released by the Indian Meteriological Department (IMD) is seen the depression over Bay of Bengal (R), on Wednesday, October 10, 2018. Cyclone 'Titli' intensified into a severe cyclonic storm Wednesday and is moving towards the Odisha-Andhra Pradesh coast, triggering rainfall in several parts of Odisha, according to the IMD. On left is seen Cyclone Luban. (IMD Handout via PTI)
Ganjam: People make their way as Cyclone Titli hits the city, starting with surface wind effect reaching speeds of 126 kmph at Gopalpur, in Ganjam, Thursday, Oct 11, 2018. (PTI)
Ganjam: People make their way as Cyclone Titli hits the city, starting with surface wind effect reaching speeds of 126 kmph at Gopalpur, in Ganjam, Thursday, Oct 11, 2018. (PTI)
Ganjam: Fishermen dock their boats as Cyclone Titli hits the city, starting with surface wind effect reaching speeds of 126 kmph at Gopalpur, in Ganjam, Thursday, Oct 11, 2018. (PTI)
Ganjam: Fishermen dock their boats as Cyclone Titli hits the city, starting with surface wind effect reaching speeds of 126 kmph at Gopalpur, in Ganjam, Thursday, Oct 11, 2018. (PTI)
Ganjam: People look on as Cyclone Titli hits the city, starting with surface wind effect reaching speeds of 126 kmph at Gopalpur, in Ganjam, Thursday, Oct 11, 2018. (PTI)
Ganjam: People look on as Cyclone Titli hits the city, starting with surface wind effect reaching speeds of 126 kmph at Gopalpur, in Ganjam, Thursday, Oct 11, 2018. (PTI)
Ganjam: Pedestrians look on as Cyclone Titli hits the city, starting with surface wind effect reaching speeds of 126 kmph at Gopalpur, in Ganjam, Thursday, Oct 11, 2018. (PTI)
Ganjam: Pedestrians look on as Cyclone Titli hits the city, starting with surface wind effect reaching speeds of 126 kmph at Gopalpur, in Ganjam, Thursday, Oct 11, 2018. (PTI)
Ganjam: Pedestrians make their way as Cyclone Titli hits the city, starting with surface wind effect reaching speeds of 126 kmph at Gopalpur, in Ganjam, Thursday, Oct 11, 2018. (PTI)
Ganjam: Pedestrians make their way as Cyclone Titli hits the city, starting with surface wind effect reaching speeds of 126 kmph at Gopalpur, in Ganjam, Thursday, Oct 11, 2018. (PTI)
Ganjam: Fishermen prepare to dock their boats as Cyclone Titli started with surface wind effect reaching speeds of 126 kmph at Gopalpur, in Ganjam, Thursday, Oct 11, 2018. (PTI)
Ganjam: Fishermen prepare to dock their boats as Cyclone Titli started with surface wind effect reaching speeds of 126 kmph at Gopalpur, in Ganjam, Thursday, Oct 11, 2018. (PTI)
Ganjam: A person is seen along the coastline as Cyclone Titli hits the city, starting with surface wind effect reaching speeds of 126 kmph at Gopalpur, in Ganjam, Thursday, Oct 11, 2018. (PTI)
Ganjam: A person is seen along the coastline as Cyclone Titli hits the city, starting with surface wind effect reaching speeds of 126 kmph at Gopalpur, in Ganjam, Thursday, Oct 11, 2018. (PTI)
Ganjam: A view of deserted Gopalpur beach, in Ganjam, Wednesday, Oct 10, 2018. The Odisha government began evacuation of approximately two lakh people in five coastal districts of the state, as Cyclone Titli over the Bay of Bengal intensified into a
Ganjam: A view of deserted Gopalpur beach, in Ganjam, Wednesday, Oct 10, 2018. The Odisha government began evacuation of approximately two lakh people in five coastal districts of the state, as Cyclone Titli over the Bay of Bengal intensified into a "very severe cyclonic storm" and inched towards the Odisha-Andhra Pradesh coast. (PTI)
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