Cyclone weakens; nine dead in Andhra Pradesh, Odisha

2 killed as Cyclone Titli smashes eastern India

It was also very likely to intensify further into a very severe cyclonic storm during the next 18 hours till early Thursday, the India Meteorological Department said.

He also directed the departments concerned to take up fix of the damaged roads, restoration of power and drinking water supply and alternative arrangement of power to the water supply centres in the affected districts in the aftermath of the cyclone.

Authorities say roads are blocked and power supplies have been lost in many areas.

Maximum sustained wind speeds within 74 km of the cyclone's centre are about 120 kph-rising to 140 kph in gusts/squalls.

"It is very likely to move north-northwestwards and cross Odisha and adjoining north Andhra Pradesh coasts between Gopalpur and Kalingapatnam around the morning of 11th October".

The IMD advised total suspension of fishing operations and shifting of coastal hutment dwellers to safe places.

Five fishermen were rescued from a capsized boat in Gopalpur district. Wind speed of the cyclone was reported to be 150 kmph during landfall.

The weather system was expected to curve to the northeast and weaken gradually, India's weather bureau said.

Water Resources secretary Pradip Jena said that since the IMD has predicted extremely heavy rainfall in south Odisha, there is a possibility of flood in Rushikulya and Bansadhara rivers and their tributaries.

The weatherman warned fishermen not to venture into the sea along and off the coasts of West Bengal, Odisha, deep sea areas of North Bay and Central Bay of Bengal till 12 October.

"People will continue to remain in the relief camps at least till Friday, and will be shifted as the situation improves. Power is being restored in the coastal districts, however, it will take time to restore power in Gajapati, which is among the worst affected areas", said Sethi.

Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram and Srikakulam districts of Andhra Pradesh, and Gajapati, Ganjam, Khurda, Nayagarh and Puri districts of Odisha are the pointed out places under the danger radar.

But the extent of collateral damage was not as heavy compared to Cyclone Phailin-an extremely severe cyclone that hit the coast in 2013-the most intense cyclone to make landfall in India since the 1999 Odisha cyclone.

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