Cyclone Gulab Live Updates: Cyclone Gulab Landfall Begins, Says Weather Office

Cyclone Gulab Live: Cyclone 'Gulab', named by Pakistan, is the second to hit Odisha in four months after Cyclone Yaas wreaked havoc in May. 

Cyclone Gulab Live Updates: Cyclone Gulab Landfall Begins, Says Weather Office

Cyclone Gulab: The cyclonic storm has been named 'Gulab' by Pakistan

New Delhi:

Cyclone Gulab has made landfall in coastal regions of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha, the weather office tweeted this evening. The cyclone will cross the coasts between Kalingapatnam in Andhra Pradesh and Gopalpur in Odisha in the next three hours, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said. The coastal districts in Andhra Pradesh and Odisha have been put on red alert.

"The cloud bands have touched coastal regions and thus the landfall process has commenced over north coastal Andhra Pradesh and adjoining south coastal Odisha. System will cross coasts between Kalingapatnam and Gopalpur, about 25 km to north of Kalingapatnam, during the next three hours," the IMD tweeted.

At least 42 teams of the Odisha Disaster Rapid Action Force and 24 squads of the National Disaster Response Force, along with over 100 teams of firefighters have been dispatched to these places. "The Chief Minister has asked people to remain indoors, particularly in pucca houses from Sunday evening till 10 am on Monday, during which the cyclone will pass through the region," Special Relief Commissioner PK Jena told reporters.

Cyclone 'Gulab', named by Pakistan, is the second to hit Odisha in four months after Cyclone Yaas wreaked havoc in May. 

Here are the Live updates on Cyclone Gulab:

Sep 26, 2021 22:49 (IST)
Cyclone ''Gulab'': Chief Secretary puts Collectors on alert

Telangana Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar on Sunday directed all the District Collectors to keep vigil in view of cyclone ''Gulab''.

Mr Kumar gave this instruction to the Collectors through a tele-conference from New Delhi.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted heavy rains in Telangana over the coming two days.

Therefore, Kumar directed the officials to open special control room in all the districts and to monitor the situation in the event of floods, an official release said here.

As the Met Department issued a red alert to north Telangana and an orange alert to south Telangana districts, the Chief Secretary directed the officials to work in coordination with police and other departments.
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Cyclone Gulab Updates: Heavy rainfall in Andhra Pradesh
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Cyclone Gulab Updates: Landfall Begins
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Cyclone Gulab: PM Modi Speaks To Odisha, Andhra Chief Ministers, Assures Of Centre's Support

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday spoke to Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy in view of cyclone Gulab and assured all possible support from the Centre.
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Cyclone Gulab Live Updates: Evacuations In Odisha
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Evacuation Begins As Odisha Braces For Cyclone 'Gulab'

Barely four months after Yaas'had hit Odisha, the coastal state is bracing for another cyclone, 'Gulab', which is likely to make landfall on Sunday evening between Gopalpur and Kalingapatanam in Andhra Pradesh
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Cyclone Gulab likely to cross Andhra, Odisha coasts by midnight

The Indian Meteorological Department informed that "Cyclone Gulab" is likely to move westwards and cross north Andhra Pradesh and South Odisha as a cyclonic storm by today midnight.

"Gulab is likely to move nearly westwards and cross north Andhra Pradesh-South Odisha coasts between Kalingapatnam and Gopalpur as a cyclonic storm by midnight today. The landfall process will commence from the evening of today," tweeted the IMD.

Earlier in the day, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik chaired a virtual meeting in Delhi to review the preparedness of ''Cyclone Gulab''.

Addressing the media, Mr Patnaik said, "Today I held a virtual meeting with the chief secretary and district collectors of Odisha to discuss the precautionary measure to be taken against ''Cyclone Gulab'' in the state. There is a total of ten districts which will be affected by the cyclone by today evening."

Sep 26, 2021 16:27 (IST)
Odisha sets "zero casualty'' target as cyclone 'Gulab'' approaches, evacuation drive underway

Hours before cyclone "Gulab" makes landfall in Odisha, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday set a "zero casualty" target in the vulnerable districts of the state, where rainfall activity started in the southern and coastal regions under the influence of the weather system.

The cyclone, the second to hit the state in four months after "Yaas" wreaked havoc in May, is likely to make landfall between Gopalpur and Kalingapatanam in Andhra Pradesh around midnight, the India Meteorological Department said.

It lay centered about 125 km southeast of Gopalpur and 160 km east of Kalingapatnam, the Met office said, adding, the system is moving at a speed of 18 kmph in the sea.

"It is likely to move nearly westwards and cross north Andhra Pradesh-south Odisha coasts... with maximum sustained wind speed of 75-85 kmph gusting to 95 kmph, around midnight of today. The landfall process will commence from late evening of Sunday," the IMD said, while issuing a "Red Message'' (extreme rain).
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Cyclonic Storm Gulab: Here Are A Few Helpline Numbers
Cyclonic Storm Gulab is likely to make landfall in the coastal areas of south Odisha and north Andhra Pradesh. Here are a few helpline numbers for cyclone-related information.
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Cyclone Gulab Live: Sea Condition To Be Rough To Very Rough Over Next 3 Days
Over the next three days, the sea condition will be rough to very rough and fishermen in Odisha, West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh have been asked to not venture into east-central and adjoining northeast Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea, reported news agency PTI.

Sep 26, 2021 13:18 (IST)
Cyclone Gulab Live Updates: Relief Teams Deployed Across Odisha
As many as 42 teams of the Odisha Disaster Rapid Action Force (ODRAF) and 24 squads of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), along with about 102 teams of fire brigade personnel, have been dispatched to the seven districts - Gajapati, Ganjam, Rayagada, Koraput, Malkangiri, Nabarangpur and Kandhamal, Special Relief Commissioner PK Jena said.
Sep 26, 2021 13:11 (IST)
Cycone Gulab Live Updates: Heavy Rain In Parts Of Odisha Ahead Of Landfall
Rainfall has begun in Odisha's southern and coastal regions today morning with Cyclone Gulab likely to make landfall around midnight, the India Meteorological Department said, reported news agency PTI.

"It is likely to move nearly westwards and cross north Andhra Pradesh-south Odisha coasts... with maximum sustained wind speed of 75-85 kmph gusting to 95 kmph, around midnight of today. The landfall process will commence from late evening of Sunday," the weather office said, issuing a 'Red Message' (extreme rain). The current speed of the system is 18 kmph.
Sep 26, 2021 13:07 (IST)
Cyclone Gulab: Cyclone Moving In Favourable Condition, Tweets SkyMet Official

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Cyclone Gulab Live Updates: Evacuation Drives Initiated Across Seven Districts In Odisha
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Cyclone Gulab: 13 National Disaster Response Force Teams Deployed In Odisha, 5 In Andgra
Thirteen teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have been deployed in Odisha and five in Andhra Pradesh, Director General of the relief force Satya Narayan Pradhan was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.