With the very severe cyclone Titli uprooting more than 100 electric poles and a large number of trees at many places, power supply and road communication was severely hit in Odisha’s Ganajm and Gajapati districts Thursday, officials said. Power lines also got snapped at many places as uprooted trees and broken branches fell on them under the impact of Titli, which made a landfall at Palasa in Andhra Pradesh Thursday morning, they said.
As a precaution, power distribution company Southco had snapped the power supply from Wednesday evening when the speed of wind increased in these southern Odisha districts. As per the preliminary reports, engineers of Southco said around 120 electric poles, including 55 in Berhampur town, have been uprooted when the wind swept the area at a speed of over 125 kmph. Read more