Berhampur,0910/18:The Odisha government today asked all district collectors to remain alert to a possible cyclonic storm ‘Titli’ which will trigger heavy rainfall in several parts of the State starting from October 9.“In view of the possible cyclone forecast, all concerned officials have been instructed to keep the administrative machinery in full preparedness to meet any eventuality,” a letter issued by SRC office stated.
It also warned of heavy rainfall at some places in coastal districts such as Puri, Ganjam, Gajapati and Jagatsinghpur from September 9. Heavy to very heavy rainfall will occur at some places in coastal districts and interior parts of the State on September 10.
Speaking to reporters, Ganjam District Collector, Vijay Amruta Kulange said the depression now moving towards the coast of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh is most likely intensify into a deep depression on Tuesday at late night. All line of officers are instructed to be alert and to be ready for rescue operation. The fishermen are advised not to venture into sea along and off Odisha Coast and Central and North Bay of Bengal till 12th October 2018 he added.
It is very likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm during next 24 hours. It is very likely to move west-north-westwards for some more time and then north west wards and cross Odisha & adjoining north Andhra Pradesh coasts between Gopalpur & Kalingapatnam around morning of October 11, the bulletin said.
According to Met announcement the system lies about 510 km southeast of Kalingapatnam (Andhra Pradesh) and is very likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm during next 24 hours..The Met expects damage in districts of Gajapati, Ganjam, Khurda, Nayagarh and Puri and has sounded a yellow warning in these districts.
The deep depression over east central Bay of Bengal is very likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm, named Titli, and cross Odisha coast around the morning of October 11, a bulletin issued by the India Meteorological Department (IMD).
Squally wind speed reaching 45-55 kmph gusting to 65 kmph is very likely to commence along & off Odisha coast from 9th afternoon. It is very likely to increase gradually becoming 80-90 kmph gusting to 100 kmph from 10th October 2018 evening onwards along & off south Odisha coast and 55-65 kmph gusting to 75 kmph along & off north Odisha coasts.