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cyclone gulab in odisha and andhra pradesh: cyclone gulab will hit in odisha and andhra pradesh coastal areas late tonight rain started in odisha

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cyclone gulab in odisha and andhra pradesh: cyclone gulab will hit in odisha and andhra pradesh coastal areas late tonight rain started in odisha

Highlights

  • Cyclone Gulab knocked in Andhra Pradesh on Sunday evening, heavy rain started
  • Preparation of both the states complete, speed can be up to 95 kmph
  • Rain starts in south and coastal areas of Odisha, boat capsizes in Andhra

Visakhapatnam
Cyclonic storm ‘Gulaab’ has hit the coastal areas of Andhra Pradesh late Sunday evening. Heavy rain is lashing Srikakulam district amid strong winds. At the same time, due to the effect of cyclone, rain has started in the south and coastal areas of Odisha. The administration has sent more than one thousand people living in Srikakulam to relief camps. Meanwhile, five fishermen fell into the sea and went missing due to the strong waves. Trying to save them.

The Meteorological Department said that the landfall process started at around 6 pm today and will continue over North Coastal Andhra Pradesh and adjoining South Coastal Odisha for the next 2-3 hours. At the same time, Srikakulam Joint Collector Sumit Kumar said that the next two hours are important. We expect the wind to blow at a speed of 90-100 km/h. Two teams of NDRF and 4 teams of SDRF have reached here. Heavy rains can lead to flooding, which is another challenge.

Police trying to save fishermen
On the other hand, sub-inspector Govindrao of Vajrapukotturu police station in Srikakulam said that five fishermen from Srikakulam while returning from the sea this evening fell into the sea after their boat collided with strong waves on the Mandasa coast. Police and other officials are trying to save them.

Heavy loss may occur in Andhra Pradesh
Cyclone Warning Center Visakhapatnam has warned that the cyclonic storm is likely to cause heavy rain at one or two places in Srikakulam, Vizianagaram and Visakhapatnam districts in the next 24 hours. IMD has issued red warning for these districts. Very heavy damage is likely at some places over East Godavari, West Godavari districts and Yanam. The IMD bulletin said that there is a possibility of heavy rainfall at one or two places over South Coastal Andhra Pradesh.

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Schools to remain closed on Monday in Odisha
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has directed officials to complete the evacuation work and evacuate people from landslide-prone areas, low-lying areas and kutcha houses. The cyclone is likely to cause extremely heavy rains with strong winds. All educational institutions coming in the path of the cyclone will remain closed on Monday.

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The Odisha government has already prepared rescue and relief personnel and machinery and has started evacuating people to safer places in seven identified districts of the southern part of the state. Special Relief Commissioner P.K. Jena said that 42 teams of Odisha Disaster Rapid Task Force, 24 squads of National Disaster Response Force and 102 teams of firefighters have been sent to Gajapati, Ganjam, Rayagada, Koraput, Malkangiri, Nabarangpur and Kandhamal districts. Jena said that Ganjam is expected to be the worst hit by the cyclone, so 15 rescue teams have been sent to that area alone.

Flood may occur in low-lying areas of Andhra
The tidal wave of height about 0.5 meters above the astronomical tide is likely to flood the low-lying areas of Srikakulam, Vizianagaram, Ganjam districts at the time of landfall. Local warning signals were issued at 3 ports of Visakhapatnam, Gangavaram and Kakinada. Remote Warning Signal 2 issued at Machilipatnam, Nizampatnam and Krishnapatnam ports. Strong winds and very heavy/extremely heavy rainfall are likely to cause damage to thatched huts. There is also a possibility of minor damage to power and communication lines due to breaking of branches and uprooting of trees. Due to this, there is a possibility of major damage to kutcha and minor damage to pucca roads.

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Underpasses being closed in cities, CM Reddy is watching
The erosion of raw embankments has resulted in flooding of sea water in low-lying areas, local flooding of roads, flooding and waterlogging in low-lying areas and closure of underpasses mainly in urban areas of the region. Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy held a review meeting to review the preparedness in view of the cyclone alert and directed the officials to take all necessary steps. The officials informed the Chief Minister that they have alerted the District Collectors and suggested taking all necessary steps.

Relief camps are being set up everywhere
Officials said that control rooms have been set up as per the village secretariat and disaster management staff have been prepared in Srikakulam and Visakhapatnam districts. Officials said the district collectors are taking steps to set up relief camps at necessary places. The Chief Minister directed the officials to remain alert and take necessary steps as there is a possibility of heavy rains after the cyclonic storm crosses the coast.

Fishermen were advised not to go into the sea
For the next three days, the sea will remain very rough over Odisha, West Bengal and adjoining Andhra Pradesh. In such a situation, fishermen have been advised not to go into the Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea. Some fishermen stranded in the middle of the sea were rescued by the personnel of the Indian Coast Guard in Paradip.

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