Cyclone Titli Highlights: Flood situation in Odisha improves, death toll at 24
Odisha Cyclone Titli Highlights: Putting a damper on Durga Puja festivities, the MeT department Friday issued a warning of heavy to very heavy rainfall in Gangetic West Bengal till Saturday. The incessant rain has affected Bengal's Jhargam and Paschim Medinipur districts adjoining Odisha.
Odisha Cyclone Titli Highlights: Aerial view of flood-affected Ganjam district, Saturday, Oct 13, 2018. (PTI Photo)
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik conducted an aerial survey of flood-hit Ganjam, Gajapati and Rayagada districts of the state on Saturday. Following the survey, Patnaik chaired a meeting wherein he announced a monetary relief to be paid for 15 days to people affected by the cyclone and resultant flooding in Ganjam and Gajapati districts and Gunupur sub-division of Rayagada district.
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“On an average a family of four will be assisted with more than Rs 3,000 as relief,” Patnaik told reporters in Bhubaneswar.
He said the relief amount will be provided at the rate of Rs 60 per adult and Rs 45 per child per day for 15 days.
The depression over Odisha has moved East-Northeastwards in the past six hours and is likely to maintain as a depression for the next 12 hours and weaken thereafter, according to India Meteorological Department (IMD). The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and Orissa Disaster Rapid Action Force (ODRAF) have rescued 1,27,262 people and sheltered them in 963 relief camps.
Putting a damper on Durga Puja festivities, the MeT department Friday issued a warning of heavy to very heavy rainfall in Gangetic West Bengal till Saturday. The incessant rain has affected Bengal’s Jhargam and Paschim Medinipur districts adjoining Odisha.
Cyclone Titli Hightlights on the passage of the storm in Andhra Pradesh, Odisha and West Bengal. Read in Bengali.
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu visits the areas affected by cyclone 'Titli', in Srikakulam on Friday. (PTI photo)
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu paid a visit to areas affected by the cyclone on Friday and immediately ordered a supply of essential commodities to the families. The Andhra Pradesh Emergency Control Room reported Friday that six villages in Andhra Pradesh were the most affected due to heavy rains. Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, meanwhile, has constituted a three-member ministerial committee to visit the three worst-affected districts to monitor rescue and relief operation. Of the 22 blocks in Ganjam district, 13 were badly hit due to cyclone and floods.
Fishermen have been advised to keep off the coast as sea conditions have been predicted very rough off and along the coast of Odisha, Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal. As many as 16 trains in Odisha were cancelled Friday and 11 were rescheduled.
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