Bhubaneswar: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Tuesday said the deep depression over the east-central Bay of Bengal is very likely to intensify into a Cyclonic Storm Titli and cross Odisha coast around the morning of October 11.
The IMD said the system lies about 560 km southeast of Gopalpur and is very likely to intensify into a Cyclonic Storm during next 24 hours.
It is very likely to move west-northwestwards for some more time and then northwestwards and cross Odisha and adjoining north Andhra Pradesh coasts between Gopalpur and Kalingapatnam around the morning of 11th October, the IMD bulletin said.
While heavy rainfall is likely to take place under the impact of the cyclone Titli, the IMD warned that damage to thatched huts, minor damage to power and communication lines due to the breaking of branches and major damage to Kutcha and minor damage to pucca roads is likely to occur.
Meanwhile, the Odisha government asked district collectors to remain alert and keep the administrative machinery in full preparedness to meet any eventuality.
It asked all officers to remain in headquarters and not to avail leave till the cyclone situation is over.