Cyclone Titli: Odisha moves 3 lakh to safety, braces for 'very severe'

  • | Thursday | 11th October, 2018

Within hours of the Met office forecast of Titli hitting Odisha coast on Thursday, prices of essential commodities and grocery shot through the roof. BHUBANESWAR: More than three lakh people were evacuated from the seaside villages on Wednesday as the state government moved to batten down the hatches before cyclone Titli hits the Odisha coast. Markets across the state witnessed heavy rush, with panic-stricken people stocking up on essential commodities as storm inched closer to the Odisha coast. “The demand for candles, matchboxes, onions, potatoes, salt, sugar and other necessary items has increased. Odisha government has announced the closure of all educational institutes and anganwadi centres for two days and placed rescue personnel of National Disaster Response Force and Odisha Disaster Rapid Action Force on standby.Five Indigo flights scheduled for Thursday from Bhubaneswar have been cancelled while several trains too have been cancelled.

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