Cyclone Titli Aftermath: Low-Lying Areas Inundated, Road Connectivity Disrupted In Several Districts

**Bhubaneswar:** While cyclonic storm Titli has already weakened to deep depression and is headed towards West Bengal, the nature’s fury continues to persist over the State as heavy rains triggered by circulation has thrown normal life out of gear.

Low lying areas in Ganjam, Gajapati, Balasore, Puri including the twin cities of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar remained waterlogged due to the heavy rain triggered by the cyclonic storm Titli.

Reportedly, water has entered into Purushottampur, Hinjili, Chikiti and Patrapur areas of Ganjam. Baunsalundi, Jamapalli, Gamundi, Aska and several areas in Bhanjanagar have also been affected in the district, said reports.

According to reports, communication on Lathipada-Shergad road has been disrupted while bridge on Badagada Jarau River has been washed away following heavy rainfall.

In Gajapati, road communication was disrupted between Andhra Pradesh and Paralakhemundi after inundation of several low lying areas in rain water, said sources.

In Balasore, several low-lying agricultural fields have been flooded with storm water. In Soro municipality, 20 families are stranded in Ward No-4 due to water-logging. Storm water has not been drained from Pathanamahala, Kajimahala and Khaparnali areas yet. As a result, water continues to flow over the roads disrupting connectivity.

In Puri, water has inundated low-lying catchments like MM Nagar, Sujata Nagar, Matiapada, Sidha Mahaveer Patana and Baliapanda slum. The Puri collector has reached the spots to inspect the damage, said sources.

Meanwhile in silver city Cuttack, Badambadi, Rajendranagar, Krushak Bazaar, Kaju Bazaar, Khatbin slum, Ganga Mandir and Balu Bazaar have been worse affected.

Similarly Begunia, Tangi and Chilika block of Khurda district have also been affected by cyclone Titli. Water is flowing at 15-feet under Jatni Railway overbridge thus disrupting road communication between Puri and Pipili, said reports.

Water-logging in low-lying areas of smart city Bhubaneswar also continues to persist as the bustling areas of Rasulgarh, Shaheed Nagar and Nayapalli.

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