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Central team to reach Odisha tomorrow to assess cyclone damages

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Bhubaneswar: An eight-member Central team will arrive in Odisha capital tomorrow (Nov 1) to assess the damage caused by Cyclone Titli and the subsequent floods in the Southern parts of the State.

This was informed to the media by Joint Relief Commissioner Pravat Mohapatra.

“The central team, led by AK Sahi, Joint Secretary (Center-State) Ministry of Home Affairs, will arrive in Bhubaneswar in the morning. Later in the day, the team will leave for Ganjam and Gajapati districts in two groups,” Mohapatra said.

On their return, the team will have a meeting with senior officials at the State Secretariat on November 2, he added.

The Central team is likely to submit a report to the Union Government by 2 PM on November 2, an official said.

Notably, cyclone ‘Titli’ had hit the Odisha coast on October 11, causing a heavy downpour. Gajapati district was badly affected followed by Ganjam and Rayagada.

According to official data, as many as 57 people, including 10 children were killed in the natural calamity and damaging properties worth several crores.