Cyclone Gulab made landfall over north coastal Andhra Pradesh and adjoining south coastal Odisha on Sunday evening, the weather department predicts it will likely weaken into ‘deep depression’ in next 6 hours.
Cyclone Gulab made landfall over coastal Andhra Pradesh and Odisha on Sunday evening. The landfall occurred between Kalingapatnam in Andhra Pradesh and Gopalpur in Odisha around 6 PM.
As per the weather department, this process will continue for next two to three hours.
As a result, it could hamper Srikakulam, Vizianagaram and Visakhapatnam districts in north coastal Andhra.
Met Centre experts said that the cyclone will have a key impact on Ganjam and Gajapati regions of Odisha.
Besides, districts like Rayagada, Malkangiri, Koraput, and Nabarangpur would also observe heavy windfall of 55-65 kmph gusting to 75 kmph.
The cloudburst could damage thatched huts, power and communication lines due to breaking of branches and uprooting of trees.
It could damage Kutcha and pucca roads, paddy crops, banana, papaya trees and orchards.
There could be sea water inundation in low-lying zones after erosion of embankments. Besides, localized flooding of roads, inundation and water-logging in low-lying zones and closure of underpasses.
Two teams of NDRF and four teams of SDRF reached the alerted areas.
PM Modi asserted all possible help to Andhra Pradesh CM YS Jagan Mohan Reddy and Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik reviewing the situation.
Indian naval ships and aircraft are ready for rescue and relief operations in the regions likely to be impacted by the cyclone.
The district administration have opened control rooms administering the situation.
Government is evacuating people from low-lying regions and removing them to relief centres.
Fishermen have been suggested not to endeavor into sea till September 27.
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