Cyclone Titli: 3 lakh people evacuated in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: About three lakh people have been shifted from low-lying and vulnerable areas of districts to be impacted by cyclone Titli.

After reviewing cyclone preparedness at Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) office, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik informed that process is on to evacuate more people to ensure zero casualty.

The people have been evacuated from vulnerable areas in Ganjam, Puri, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara and Khordha districts.

Of total 3 lakh people evacuated, highest 1.98 lakh evacuated only in Ganjam, said SRC office.

The Chief Minister directed district administration, police, fire service, and coastguard to closely monitor the situation and remain prepared with adequate relief materials.

As gusty wind with heavy rain is expected in many places in Odisha due to Cyclone Titli, 13 NDRF and 9 ODRAF teams have been deployed at strategic locations.

He advised people staying in low lying and vulnerable areas to move to safe places.