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Cyclone Titli hits India's Odisha coast, trees uprooted; flights, trains affected October 11,2018   |  Source: NDTV

Cyclone Titli hit coastal Odisha bringing with it strong winds and heavy rain in the region. "Titli", which means butterfly in Hindi, made a landfall in the beach town of Gopalpur between 4:30 and 5:30 this morning. Trees and electric poles were uprooted in several parts. Over 300,000 people in Odisha's five coastal districts have been moved to safety.

Flights and train services between Andhra and Odisha have also been affected because of Cyclone Titli. IndiGo Airline has cancelled five flights to and from Bhubaneswar.

'Titli', which has been categorised as a "very severe cyclonic storm", hit the coast with a speed of 140 to 150 kmph, the Met department said. The cyclone is moving towards West Bengal and is expected to weaken gradually with decreasing wind speed.

"There has been no major damage or report of casualty received from any part of the state so far. Some destruction was reported from Ganjam and Gajapati districts," Special Relief Commissioner BP Sethi said.

Power supply and telephone links got disrupted and road lines were snapped due to uprooted trees at many places of Gajapati district, Mr Sethi said. There are also reports of damages to mud houses.

As the landfall process started, at least five districts like Ganjam, Gajapati, Puri, Khurda and

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