"If required, more people will be evacuated to safer places," Patnaik said, as quoted by the NDTV broadcaster.
According to the same outlet, citing the India Meteorological Department, the cyclone is expected to reach the town of Gopalpur in Odisha between 05:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. on Thursday (between 22:30 GMT on Wednesday and 05:30 GMT on Thursday).
As of 02:30 a.m. local time, wind speeds in Gopalpur reached 107 kilometers per hour (66 miles per hour), the reports added. Heavy rainfall is expected in the area with maximum wind speeds reaching 150 kilometers per hour as the cyclone will make landfall in Odisha.
Very severe cyclonic storm ‘TITLI’ is very likely to intensify slightly further during next 06 hours. It is very likely to move north-northwestwards and cross Odisha & adjoining north Andhra Pradesh coasts close to Gopalpur around morning of 11th October. 2/2 pic.twitter.com/SPPTme7v3s— India Met. Dept. (@Indiametdept) 10 октября 2018 г.