Cyclone ‘Gulab’ News Highlights: As Visakhapatnam witnesses record September rain, prominent residential area faces flood-like situation

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Updated: September 27, 2021 6:13:19 pm

Cyclone Gulab landfall Highlights: IMD reports indicate that rainfall is likely to increase as the night progresses

Cyclone Gulab Highlights: The National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC) also took stock of the preparedness in the areas to deal with the cyclonic storm. (Image: PTI)

Cyclone Gulab in Andhra Pradesh, Odisha News Highlights: Cyclone Gulab made landfall on Sunday in Andhra Pradesh. The weather department had issued an orange alert in north Andhra Pradesh as well as south Odisha coasts. 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’. With the landfall of the cyclone, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Odisha experienced heavy rainfall that is expected to continue on Monday as well. IMD has predicted that Cyclone Gulab will reduce in intensity by Monday evening, going from Deep Depression to Depression.

After the IMD sounded the warning, both Andhra Pradesh and Odisha began preparations for relief and rescue operations, with National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), Odisha Disaster Rapid Action Force (ODRAF), and SDRF teams being deployed along with other emergency services at areas that have been imapcted due to the cyclone. Ahead of the cyclone, the National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC) also took stock of the preparedness in the areas to deal with the cyclonic storm. However, two fishermen in Andhra Pradesh have died and one is still missing after strong waves caused five out of six fishermen in a boat in the sea to fall into the water. While three of them reached the shore and informed about other two having died, the one fisherman remaining on the boat is missing.

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    17:16 (IST)27 Sep 2021
    Odisha engineers review situation at Gotta barrage

    Our engineers have reviewed the barrage & level of water. The water level will be safe in the areas which were expected to experience flood-like situation. It will get better by tomorrow & we might be able to close the gates of barrage: Odisha's Gajapati DM Lingaraj Panda

    16:40 (IST)27 Sep 2021
    Rise in water level in Gotta barrage

    Water level rises in Gotta barrage at Andhra Pradesh-Odisha border due to heavy rainfall.

    15:33 (IST)27 Sep 2021
    Fishermen in Andhra Pradesh advised to not venture into sea today

    Cyclone Gulab's intensity decreased & weakened into deep depression. Light to moderate rainfall to continue in Andhra Pradesh & heavy rainfall in 1-2 isolated places of coastal Andhra, fishermen advised not to go into sea today: Chief, IMD's Cyclone Warning Centre, Visakhapatnam (ANI)

    15:12 (IST)27 Sep 2021
    Update on Cyclone Gulab from IMD

    The Deep Depression over south Odisha and adjoining south Chhattisgarh moved westwards with a speed of 14 kmph during last 06 hours, lay centered at 1130 hrs IST of 27th September 2021 over south Odisha and adjoining south Chhattisgarh, about 65 km south of Jagdalpur (Chhattisgarh) and 150 km east-northeast of Bhadrachalam (Telangana). It is likely to move nearly westwards and weaken into a Depression during next 6 hours and into a well marked Low pressure area during subsequent 24 hours. The system is likely to emerge into northeast Arabian Sea and adjoining Gujarat coast around 30th September evening and there is likelihood for the system to further intensify over northeast Arabian Sea during the subsequent 24 hours. 

    13:52 (IST)27 Sep 2021
    Cyclone Gulab triggers record September rain in Visakhapatnam

    After Cyclone Gulab crossed the Andhra Pradesh coast Sunday evening, the port city of Visakhapatnam received a 24-hour rainfall of 282 mm on Monday, an all-time record for the month of September. The last time the city recorded such heavy rain in September was in 2005 when Cyclone Pyarr, which formed in the Bay of Bengal, crossed the coast near Kalingapatnam – a track similar to that followed by Gulab. (IE)

    13:37 (IST)27 Sep 2021
    Cyclone Gulab to weaken over next 6 hours

    The IMD has said that Deep Depression over south Odisha and adjoining south Chhattisgarh is about 90 km southeast of Jagdalpur (Chhattisgarh).It will move nearly westwards and weaken into a Depression during next 6 hours and into a well marked Low pressure area during subsequent 24 hours. 

    13:20 (IST)27 Sep 2021
    Flood-like situation in Visakhapatnam's Pendurthi mandal

    Pendurthi mandal of Visakhapatnam district in Andhra Pradesh faces a flood-like situation due to rainfall in wake of Cyclone Gulab. Water entered houses and fields were submerged in Saripalli village. (ANI)

    10:59 (IST)27 Sep 2021
    Cyclone Gulab likely to decline in intensity by today evening

    IMD said that Deep Depression over north Andhra & adjoining south Odisha moved westwards during last 6 hrs, lay centered at 5:30 am of 27th Sept over south Odisha & adjoining north Andhra, about 110 km south-SE of Jagdalpur (Chhattisgarh) & 140 km west-NW of Kalingapatnam (Andhra Pradesh). It is likely to move nearly westwards and weaken further into a Depression during the next 12 hours.

    10:47 (IST)27 Sep 2021
    People of Kalingapatnam resume normal life

    People in Andhra Pradesh's Kalingapatnam town of Srikakulam district resume their normal life a day after they experienced strong winds as 'Cyclone Gulab' made landfall in coastal regions of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh. "Ten big trees had uprooted and blocked this route, some electricity poles had also fallen down, they were cleared with the help of JCBs. Communication was restored within an hour. We have been working today too," said Sushant Kumar Behera, team Commandant, NDRF. (ANI)

    10:43 (IST)27 Sep 2021
    Cyclone Gulab impact on Telangana

    Few districts of Telangana are very likely to have heavy to very heavy rainfall & at times extremely heavy rainfall. During next 24 hours, Telangana is likely to have gale winds of 30-40km/hr gusting to 45 km/hr, says Dr K Nagaratna, Head, Meteorological Centre Hyderabad. (ANI)

    10:42 (IST)27 Sep 2021
    Cyclone Gulab causes heavy rains in Andhra Pradesh

    Various parts of Srikakulam district in Andhra Pradesh continue to receive heavy rainfall due to Cyclone Gulab. Several roads are submerged, trees and electricity poles are uprooted in some areas. Power supply is interrupted in most parts of the district. (ANI)

    01:33 (IST)27 Sep 2021
    Cyclone Gulab Live Tracker : The landfall process of Cyclone Gulab has been completed, Visakhapatnam Meteorological Centre says

    The landfall process of Cyclone Gulab has been completed. However, the system maintains its cyclonic storm intensity and is likely to move nearly westwards and weaken into a deep depression during the next 4-5 hours: Meteorological Centre, Visakhapatnam (ANI)

     
    00:40 (IST)27 Sep 2021
    Cyclonic storm Gulab has crossed 20km north of Kalingapatnam & will enter Odisha's Koraput district at around midnight, says HR Biswas, Director Meteorological Department

    Cyclonic storm Gulab has crossed 20km north of Kalingapatnam (in Andhra Pradesh). It will enter Odisha's Koraput district at around midnight & will weaken to a deep depression in the next six hours. "There is a possibility of extremely heavy rainfall in the districts of Koraput, Rayagada and Gajapati and the wind speed will remain 50 to 70 kmph," HR Biswas, Director Meteorological Department, Bhubaneswar (ANI) 

    23:42 (IST)26 Sep 2021
    Cyclone Gulab: IMD reports indicate that rainfall is likely to increase as the night progresses

    IMD reports indicate that rainfall is likely to increase as the night progresses. District administration impressed upon to maintain vigil. No major landslides have happened so far. As of 9 pm, about 39,000 people have been evacuated in 6 districts: PK Jena, SRC, Odisha (ANI)

    23:20 (IST)26 Sep 2021
    Cyclone Gulab: The landfall process, which started around 6 pm, is still continuing

    The landfall process, which started around 6 pm, is still continuing. The entire cloud mass is expected to move from the seaside to the landside in 1-1.5 hours. Rainfall in Odisha is mild to moderate: PK Jena, Special Relief Commissioner, Odisha on Cyclone Gulab (ANI)

    22:41 (IST)26 Sep 2021
    Cyclone Gulab: IMD forecasts heavy rain in south Bengal

    Heavy rain is likely to pound most of the districts in southern West Bengal on Tuesday owing to a low-pressure area that is developing in the Bay of Bengal, the India Meteorological Department said on Sunday.

    Some of the districts in the region will also receive heavy rain on Wednesday, it said. | Read More

    22:14 (IST)26 Sep 2021
    Cyclone Gulab: PM Modi speaks with Odisha, Andhra CMs, assures Centre’s support

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday spoke with Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy and assured them of the Centre’s support in facing the situation arising in the wake of cyclone Gulab.

    “Discussed the cyclone situation in parts of Odisha with CM @Naveen_Odisha Ji. The Centre assures all possible support in overcoming this adversity,” Modi said in a tweet. | Read More

    21:55 (IST)26 Sep 2021
    Cyclone Gulab Live Tracker : One fisherman on the boat still missing

    UPDATE: There were six fishermen, all residents of Andhra Pradesh's Srikakulam, on the boat, out of which 5 fell in the sea due to strong waves. Out of these 5 persons, three reached ashore safely & said two others have died. One fisherman who was on the boat is still missing. (ANI)

    21:34 (IST)26 Sep 2021
    Cyclone Gulab crossed north Andhra Pradesh and south Odisha coasts, says IMD

    Cyclone Gulab crossed north Andhra Pradesh and south Odisha coasts, about 20 km north of Kalingapatnam and lay centred at 8:30 pm today over north Andhra Pradesh: Indian Meteorological Department (IMD)

    21:15 (IST)26 Sep 2021
    Two NDRF teams deployed in Gumma & Gosani blocks in Gajapati district in view of Cyclone Gulab

    Odisha: Two NDRF teams have been deployed in Gumma & Gosani blocks in Gajapati district in view of Cyclone Gulab "We have all the equipment needed in situations like Cyclone & flood & will tackle the situation accordingly," Vishwanath Chaudhari, NDRF Team Commander in Gosani (ANI) 

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    20:53 (IST)26 Sep 2021
    Cyclone Gulab: Two of the fishermen have died, three reached ashore safely and one fisherman is still missing

    UPDATE: A total of six fishermen from Andhra Pradesh's Srikakulam fell in the sea after strong waves hit their boat off Mandasa coast. Two of the fishermen died, three reached ashore safely and one fisherman is still missing. Rescue operation by Indian Navy is underway. (ANI)

    20:43 (IST)26 Sep 2021
    Cyclone Gulab: 2 Andhra fishermen killed, one missing

    Two fishermen from Srikakulam district of Andhra Pradesh lost their lives in the cyclonic storm Gulab in Bay of Bengal on Sunday evening while another still remained missing.

    Three more fishermen reached the shore safely and called state Fisheries Minister S Appala Raju over phone from Akkupalli village and told him they were safe. | Read More

    20:28 (IST)26 Sep 2021
    Cyclone Gulab Live Tracker: Landfall process, which commenced at around 6 pm, will continue for the next 2-3 hours

    Cyclone Gulab | The landfall process, which commenced at around 6 pm, will continue for the next 2-3 hours over north coastal Andhra Pradesh and adjoining South Coastal Odisha, says IMD (ANI)

    20:12 (IST)26 Sep 2021
    Cyclone Gulab Live Tracker: High winds experienced in Kalingapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, as 'Cyclone Gulab' makes landfall

    High winds experienced in Kalingapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, as 'Cyclone Gulab' makes landfall in coastal regions of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh 16,000 villagers have been evacuated from Odisha's Ganjam district due to the cyclone, says PK Jena, SRC, Odisha. (ANI) 

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    19:59 (IST)26 Sep 2021
    Cyclone Gulab Live Tracker: Police & other officials trying to rescue five fishermen from Andhra Pradesh's Srikakulam who fell in the sea

    Cyclone Gulab | Five fishermen from Andhra Pradesh's Srikakulam fell in the sea after strong waves hit their boat off Mandasa coast while returning from the sea this evening. Police & other officials are trying to rescue them: Govindarao, Sub Inspector, Vajrapukotturu PS (ANI)

    19:40 (IST)26 Sep 2021
    Cyclone Gulab Live Tracker: Next 2 hours are crucial. We expect winds to blow at the speed of 90-100 km/h, says Srikakulam Jt. Collector Sumit Kumar

    Next 2 hours are crucial. We expect winds to blow at the speed of 90-100 km/h. Two teams of NDRF & 4 teams of SDRF have arrived here. Heavy rainfall could lead to floods, which is another challenge. 19 mandals in the district are flood prone: Srikakulam Jt. Collector Sumit Kumar (ANI)

    19:30 (IST)26 Sep 2021
    Cyclone Gulab Live Tracker: Heavy rainfall, strong winds hit Srikakulam as cyclone Gulab makes landfall

    Andhra Pradesh: Heavy rainfall, strong winds hit Srikakulam as cyclone Gulab makes landfall; visuals from a relief centre in Kalingapatnam area "District administration has opened around 61 relief centers & shifted 1100 people to these centres," said Joint Collector Sumit Kumar (ANI) 

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    19:25 (IST)26 Sep 2021
    Cyclone Gulab Live Tracker: Strong winds and heavy rainfall in Andhra Pradesh's Srikakulam due to Cyclone Gulab
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    19:07 (IST)26 Sep 2021
    Cyclone Gulab: Six Andhra fishermen missing as storm inches closer to coast

    Six fishermen from Srikakulam district in north coastal Andhra Pradesh were reported missing in Bay of Bengal on Sunday evening as the cyclonic storm Gulab moved closer to the shore and is likely to make landfall around midnight.

    The three north coastal districts of Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram and Srikakulam had been receiving moderate to heavy rain under the influence of Gulab. | Read More

    18:51 (IST)26 Sep 2021
    Cyclone Gulab’s landfall process begins: IMD

    The landfall process of cyclone Gulab has started on Sunday evening and it may continue for about three hours, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said here.

    The system hit the landmass between Kalingapatanam in Andhra Pradesh and Gopalpur in Odisha. | Read More

    17:55 (IST)26 Sep 2021
    Cyclone Gulab has an intensity of 75-85 kmph near centre

    Currently, the Cyclone Gulab storm has an intensity of 75 to 85 kmph near centre, gusting to 95 kmph. Till 5 pm, it had been moving westward with a speed of 25 kmph over the past three hours. 

    17:01 (IST)26 Sep 2021
    Distance reduces between mainland and Cyclone Gulab

    According to IMD's hourly update on Cyclone Gulab, the storm is now about 85 km east-northeast of Kalingapatnam in Andhra Pradesh and 95 km south of Gopalpur in Odisha. The landfall is expected to begin at 6 pm today. 

    16:15 (IST)26 Sep 2021
    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. (PTI)

    15:47 (IST)26 Sep 2021
    IMD's outlook for post-Cyclone Gulab landfall

    After the landfall, the system is likely to maintain the cyclonic storm intensity with slight weakening of wind speed during the subsequent 06 hours over south Odisha and adjoining north coastal Andhra Pradesh. It is likely to move west-northwestwards across south Odisha and south Chhattisgarh and weaken gradually into a Depression during the subsequent 12 hours.

    15:11 (IST)26 Sep 2021
    Landfall process to begin late evening today as Cyclone Gulab inches closer

    According to IMD, Cyclone Gulab is about 140 km east-southeast of Gopalpur (Odisha) an 190 km east-northeast of Kalingapatnam (Andhra Pradesh). It is likely to move nearly westwards and cross north Andhra Pradesh - south Odisha coasts between Kalingapatnam and Gopalpur, as a Cyclonic Storm with maximum sustained wind speed of 75-85 kmph gusting to 95 kmph, by mid-night of today, the 26th September, 2021.The Landfall process will commence from late evening of today.

    14:34 (IST)26 Sep 2021
    Cyclone Gulab: RO tells Pipili bypoll candidates to take safety measures during campaigning

    The Returning Officer (RO) of the Pipili Assembly seat in Puri district has suggested to all the candidates in the fray for the September 30 bypoll to take appropriate precautionary measures during their campaigning in view of cyclone Gulab which will make landfall on Sunday night. The cyclone will make landfall between Kalingapatanam in Andhra Pradesh and Gopalpur in Odisha. In a letter to all the 10 candidates, Puri Additional District Magistrate-cum RO said: "You are, therefore, requested to take appropriate measures during campaign and conduct meeting in pucca buildings and if at all necessary, the tent house should be made to resist the wind speed." (PTI)

    14:07 (IST)26 Sep 2021
    IMD issues warning for fishermen

    IMD advised fishermen to not venture into east-central and adjoining northeast Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea on 26th September, and to not venture into northwest and  adjoining westcentral Bay of Bengal and along and off Odisha, West Bengal and North Andhra Pradesh coasts till 27th September.

    13:48 (IST)26 Sep 2021
    Chhattisgarh also likely to have heavy rainfalls for two days

    IMD has warned that due to Cyclone Gulab, Chhattisgarh could witness heavy rainfalls at isolated places on Sunday, and extremely heavy rainfalls at isolated places on Monday. 

    13:36 (IST)26 Sep 2021
    Cyclone Gulab likely to trigger heavy rains in Telangana

    Telangana State Development Planning Society has issued a warning of heavy rainfall in several districts of the state over the next two days due to Cyclone Gulab set to make a landfall in the adjoining Andhra Pradesh. The state has asked citizens to take actions appropriately.

    13:11 (IST)26 Sep 2021
    Rain lashes parts of Odisha ahead of cyclone Gulab's landfall

    Rainfall activity started in Odisha's southern and coastal regions on Sunday morning in the wake of cyclone 'Gulab', which is likely to make landfall between Gopalpur and Kalingapatanam in Andhra Pradesh around midnight, the India Meteorological Department said. The cyclone, the second to hit the state in four months, lay centered about 140 km east-southeast of Gopalpur and 190 km east-northeast of Kalingapatnam, it said. "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). The current speed of the system is 18 kmph. (PTI)

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