Bhubaneswar: Odisha on Tuesday has asked the collectors of five districts namely Gajapati, Ganjam, Puri, Jagatsinghpur and Kendrapara to remain on high alert as Cyclone Titli is expected to hit Odisha from October 10 and trigger heavy rainfall and stormy winds for two days.
Squally wind speed reaching 40-50 kmph gusting to 65 kmph is very likely to commence along and off Odisha coast from today. The wind speed will increase gradually becoming 80-90 kmph gusting to 100 kmph from the evening of October 10 along and off south Odisha coast and 55-65 kmph gusting to 75 kmph along and off north Odisha coasts, said the regional Met department in a statement.
Fishermen along the Odisha and Andhra Pradesh coasts have been advised not to venture into the sea till October 12.
To tackle the situation, District collectors have been asked to remain alert and make necessary arrangements to shift people living in low lying areas.