Cyclone approaching- IMD sounded the warning, both Andhra Pradesh and Odisha have begun getting ready for relief and rescue operations.
Cyclone Gulab in Andhra Pradesh, Odisha Updates: Odisha has been warned of an incoming cyclone, named Gulab, merely four months after it was struck by Yaas. As per the IMD, the cyclone is expected to make a landfall on Sunday in Andhra Pradesh. Accordingly, the department has issued an orange alert in north Andhra Pradesh as well as south Odisha coasts for th The alert was sounded after the department noticed that the deep depression over the Bay of Bengal intensified on Saturday. Amid this, so far, West Bengal is not likely to be impacted due to cyclone ‘Gulab’.
Cyclone Gulab inches closer to Indian mainland
Meanwhile Cyclone Gulab continues to move westward. As per IMD, the storm moved at a speed of 17kmph over the past 6 hours. Then it moved at about 180 km east-southeast of Gopalpur (Odisha) and 240 km east-northeast of Kalingapatnam (Andhra Pradesh).
DOS AND DON’TS
Also The IMD advises people to check houses, secure loose tiles by cementing wherever necessary and repair doors and windows.
. Check the area around the house. Remove dead or dying trees, anchor removable objects like lumber piles, loose bricks, garbage cans. Remove Sign-boards, loose zinc sheets the IMD said in its list of precautions during cyclone.
.Keep some wooden boards ready so that glass windows can be boarded. If you do not have wooden boards handy, paste paper strips on glasses . This will prevent splinters from flying into the house during a cyclone.
.Keep a hurricane lantern filled with kerosene, flashlight and enough dry cells and keep them handy.
. Get away from low lying beaches or other locations which may be swept by high tides or storm waves. Leave sufficiently early before your way to the high ground gets flooded. Do not delay and run the risk of being marooned. Image credits: unsplash