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Cylone Titli: Odisha govt expedites relief, rescue operations

ANI  |  Bhubaneswar (Odisha) [India] 

With Cyclone Titli moving out of Odisha, the has expedited relief and rescue operations in the affected areas of Ganjam, Gajapati and other districts.

told ANI that the district administration is trying to reach the remote areas of the state to provide relief operations.

"Titli cyclone has now moved out of Due to the cyclone and heavy rainfall, the flood-like situation has developed in some areas. The situation is improving very fast in town, which submerged under water yesterday. Now, the movement is possible in the (NAC) areas of We are expediting relief work in the town by using vehicles and are also providing medical help, and medical centres have also been reopened in town. We are providing for safe and clean drinking water," he said.

The further said that two helicopters are engaged in providing in district. "Many officers have been deployed in the affected areas. We have sent 200 to and 100 metric ton to Officials from fire department have been sent to district for clearance of roads," he added. Ganjam, Gajapati, and Rayagada were the highly-affected districts in the state.

Cyclone Titli made landfall at Odisha's Gopalpur and few other areas on Thursday morning, with heavy rains, accompanied by strong winds wreaking havoc in some districts of the state.

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First Published: Sat, October 13 2018. 16:25 IST