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Cyclone 'Titli' leaves two dead in AP

Press Trust of India  |  Amaravati (AP) 

The 'very severe' cyclonic storm 'Titli' left two persons dead besides causing widespread damage in district Thursday, the (SDMA) said.

Scores of trees and power poles were uprooted as heavy rains lashed district under the influence of the storm, the SDMA said.

Rainfall ranging from 2 cm to 26 cm was recorded in several mandals of the district even as was vastly affected.

The suspended its as uprooted trees caused roadblocks at several places.

K Atchannaidu, who hails from Srikakulam, visited the affected mandals and is monitoring the situation.

N Chandrababu Naidu conducted a tele-conference with district authorities and instructed them to remain on high alert.

"Every hour from now on is very crucial.Focus should be on relief measures and restoration of communication network.Care should be taken to prevent spread of communicable diseases," Naidu said.

NDRF and SDRF teams have been deployed in and neighbouring Vizianagaram districts to take up rescue and relief operations.

The SDMA has set up a at its to assist people in distress, while control rooms have been opened in the three north coastal districts.

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First Published: Thu, October 11 2018. 13:05 IST