The Odisha authorities on September 25 sounded the warning for the cyclonic storm christened ‘Gulab’, which is predicted to cross the coast between its southern districts and north Andhra Pradesh at wind speeds of 75-85 kmph on September 26 midnight.
Director Normal of India Meteorological Division (IMD) Mrutyunjay Mohapatra knowledgeable the Nationwide Disaster Administration Committee (NCMC) assembly chaired by Cupboard Secretary Rajiv Gauba that the cyclone would principally seemingly have an effect on Srikakulam, Vizianagaram and Vishakhapatnam districts in Andhra Pradesh, and Ganjam and Gajapati districts in Odisha.
Listed here are the most recent updates:
Cyclone Gulab to make landfall round 6 p.m.
Landfall of cyclonic storm ‘Gulab’ is prone to begin between south Odisha and north Andhra Pradesh round 6 p.m. It is going to step by step weaken into deep despair and transfer in the direction of Chhattisgarh, says Odisha Particular Aid Commissioner. — Satyasundar Barik
Cyclone Gulab: ENC prepared for aid and rescue operations
Because the Cyclone Gulab fashioned within the Bay of Bengal is predicted to make landfall between north Andhra Pradesh and south Odisha coast round midnight, the Indian Navy is intently monitoring the motion of the cyclonic storm. Headquarters, Japanese Naval Command, and Naval Officers-in-Cost, Odisha Space, have carried out preparatory actions to fight the consequences of the cyclone and are in fixed liaison with the State administrations for rendering help as required.
As a part of the preparedness, flood aid groups and diving groups are positioned in Odisha and are prepared at Visakhapatnam to render speedy help. Two naval ships are at sea with Humanitarian Help and Catastrophe Aid (HADR) materials and medical groups to render help in probably the most affected areas. Naval plane are stored prepared at Naval Air Stations, INS Dega, in Visakhapatnam and INS Rajali, close to Chennai, to undertake an aerial survey of probably the most affected areas, casualty evacuation, and airdrop of aid materials, as required. — Particular Correspondent
Odisha units ‘zero casualty’ goal as cyclone ‘Gulab’ approaches, evacuation drive underway
Hours earlier than cyclone ‘Gulab’ makes landfall in Odisha, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday set a “zero casualty” goal within the weak districts of the state, the place rainfall exercise began within the southern and coastal areas below the affect of the climate system.
The cyclone, the second to hit the state in 4 months after ‘Yaas’ wreaked havoc in Might, is prone to make landfall between Gopalpur and Kalingapatanam in Andhra Pradesh round midnight, the India Meteorological Division mentioned.
Vizag officers informed to be alert
Catastrophe Administration Commissioner Ok. Kanna Babu has directed the officers of assorted departments to be ready for any emergency in view of cyclone, prone to make a landfall between Kalingapatnam and Gopalpur, round midnight.
In a evaluate assembly with the District Collector, Joint Collector, Higher Visakhapatnam Municipal Company (GVMC) Commissioner and district-level officers, he directed the officers and staff of A.P. EPDCL, GVMC, Fisheries, Income, Hearth Providers, Police and R & B Departments to be prepared with the tools to undertake emergency aid operations, primarily based on the necessity.
Fishermen needs to be prevented from going out to sea and people already at sea needs to be requested to return to the shore instantly.
An NDRF staff with 22 members was prepared with the required tools at Gajuwaka and one SDRF staff with 25 members and the mandatory tools is prepared on the RDOs Workplace in Visakhapatnam. — B. Madhu Gopal/
Cyclone Gulab: some trains cancelled, others to run on diverted routes
Some trains have been cancelled and a few others are diverted or rescheduled for the security of passengers and practice operations in view of Cyclone Gulab.
The trains, which have been cancelled on the origination station, on September 26 are 08445 Bhubaneswar – Jagdalpur particular, 02097 Bhubaneswar – Junagadh Highway particular, 08217 Rourkela – Gunupur particular.
RO tells Pipili bypoll candidates to take security measures throughout campaigning
The Returning Officer (RO) of the Pipili Meeting seat in Puri district has steered to all of the candidates within the fray for the September 30 bypoll to take applicable precautionary measures throughout their campaigning in view of cyclone Gulab which is able to make landfall on Sunday evening.
In a letter to all the ten candidates, Puri Further District Justice of the Peace-cum RO mentioned: “You’re, subsequently, requested to take applicable measures throughout marketing campaign and conduct assembly in pucca buildings and if in any respect vital, the tent home needs to be made to withstand the wind pace.” -PTI
Rain lashes components of Odisha forward of cyclone Gulab’s landfall
Rainfall exercise began in Odisha’s southern and coastal areas on September 26 morning within the wake of cyclone ‘Gulab’, which is prone to make landfall between Gopalpur and Kalingapatanam in Andhra Pradesh round midnight, the India Meteorological Division mentioned. The cyclone, the second to hit the state in 4 months, lay centered about 140 km east-southeast of Gopalpur and 190 km east-northeast of Kalingapatnam, it mentioned. -PTI
Navy monitoring cyclone Gulab
Because the cyclonic storm ‘Gulab’ fashioned within the Bay of Bengal is predicted to make landfall between north Andhra Pradesh and south Odisha coast round midnight, the Indian Navy is intently monitoring the motion of the cyclonic storm. Headquarters, Japanese Naval Command, and Naval Officers-in-Cost, Odisha Space have carried out preparatory actions to fight the consequences of the cyclone and are in fixed liaison with State administrations for rendering help as required.
Extraordinarily heavy rain forecast at few locations in north Andhra Pradesh
Beneath the affect of the system, extraordinarily heavy rainfall at one or two locations could be very seemingly over Srikakulam, Vizianagaram and Visakhapatnam districts until Monday morning. Heavy to very heavy rainfall at one or two locations could be very seemingly over East Godavari and West Godavari district and Yanam and heavy rainfall could be very seemingly at one or two locations over south coastal Andhra Pradesh until Monday morning.
Mild to average rain or thundershowers is probably going at most locations over coastal Andhra Pradesh and Yanam throughout the identical interval.
Srikakulam district administration equipped for aid operations: Collector
As many as two Nationwide Catastrophe Response Groups (NDRF) and 4 State Catastrophe Response Groups (SDRF) groups reached Srikakulam district which is predicted be hit very badly with the impression of Gulab cyclone which is at the moment positioned between Gopalpur of Odisha and Kalingapatnam of Srikakulam district.
As per the most recent info from Srikakulam district administration and Indian Meteorological Division (IMD), the storm lay cantered about 310 km east-southeast of Gopalpur and 380 km east of Kalingapatnam. With the indication of heavy to very heavy rainfall from IMD, Srikakulam district administration evacuated almost 26,000 individuals to secure locations together with cyclone shelters positioned at completely different locations all alongside 110 km.
Cyclonic storm Gulab to cross A.P.-Odisha coasts round September 26 midnight
The cyclonic storm Gulab over north-west and adjoining west-central Bay of Bengal is prone to cross north Andhra Pradesh-south Odisha coasts round midnight of September 26 as an alternative of night as predicted earlier.
“The cyclonic storm Gulab over north-west and adjoining west-central Bay of Bengal moved almost westwards with a pace of 10 kmph through the previous six hours and lay centered over north-west and adjoining west-central Bay of Bengal about 270 km east-southeast of Gopalpur [Odisha] and 330 km east of Kalingapatnam [Andhra Pradesh],” says the most recent bulletin issued by India Meteorological Division on September 26.
Vizag district officers gear as much as face Cyclone Gulab
District Collector A. Mallikarjuna has cancelled leaves of all the federal government staff and requested them to report back to obligation instantly within the wake of Cyclone Gulab. He has appointed constituency and mandal stage Particular Officers for monitoring and taking precautionary measures. He has requested the officers to go to their mandals allotted to them and put together an motion plan as precautionary measure.
The administration has additionally readied NDRF groups out there on the Visakhapatnam Metal Plant, rescue groups of Indian Navy, Indian Coast Guard and SDRF staff of the Police Division, he mentioned.
No Sunday carnival in Hyderabad if cyclone performs spoilsport
The Sunday carnival by Hyderabad Metropolitan Improvement Authority (HMDA) this time will probably be closely predicated on the impression of Cyclone Gulab within the metropolis.
In case the cyclone, which is predicted to make landfall on the Southern coastal areas of Odisha, makes an impression on town, the city physique won’t be able to maintain its promise of ‘Sunday-Funday’.
An announcement from HMDA on Saturday urged guests to not come out if heavy rains happen because of the cyclone’s impression by which occasion the carnival may need to be rescheduled to subsequent Sunday.