Berhampur, October 12 (Local Wire) The road communication in Ganjam district has been disrupted in several places on Thursday as several hundreds of trees uprooted by the severe cyclonic storm Titli which made landfall near Palasa on Odisha-Andhra Pradesh border early morning.
The road communication from Berhampur to Aska, Gopalpur, Chahtrapur, and Purushptampur was disrupted for several hours.
In Berhampur, the roadside trees were also uprooted when the wind blew over 100-km per hour in the late night.
The scene of the roads was looked like war-ravaged places with lying of logs, snapping of electric wires.
District administration claimed there was no human casualty or major damage of property reported.
“We have not received any death due to the cyclonic storm. Similarly, no major damage of property reported,” said Vijay Amrita Kulange, district collector.
He said the fire personnel and ODARF personnel were deployed to clear the roads.
Major roads including the National Highway were cleared, he said.
Damage of houses and loss of standing crops are yet to be assessed.
District administration asked the tehsildars to assess the house damages by the cyclone, he said.
The exact loss in the district will be known only after getting reports from different departments.
In the precautionary measure and to ensure zero human casualties in the cyclone, district administration shifted over 1.98 lakh people to 755 shelter centers in the night.
They have been provided the cooking materials.
“Some of them have already left the shelter centers after the Titli crossed the district,” said collector.