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Cyclone Gulab Crosses North Andhra Pradesh & South Odisha Coasts, Two Deaths Reported So Far

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New Delhi: The India Meteorological Division (IMD) on Sunday knowledgeable that the cyclonic storm ‘Gulab’ crossed north Andhra Pradesh and south Odisha coasts.

“The Cyclonic Storm GULAB crossed north Andhra Pradesh and south Odisha coasts, about 20 km north of Kalingapatnam and lay centred at 20:30 hours IST of twenty sixth September 2021 over north Andhra Pradesh,” the IMD had tweeted. 

In its most up-to-date replace, the IMD additionally knowledgeable that Cyclone Gulab was about 20 km north of Kalingapatnam between 7:30 to eight:30 pm IST, and lay centred at 8:30 pm IST over north coastal Andhra Pradesh.

It’s more likely to transfer west-northwestwards and weaken right into a deep despair throughout the subsequent 6 hours.

2 Fatalities Reported In Andhra Pradesh’s Srikakulam 

When it comes to casualties, two deaths have been reported in Andhra Pradesh after six fishermen from Srikakulam fell within the sea after sturdy waves hit their boat off Mandasa coast whereas they had been returning this night. 

Out of those 6 individuals, three reached ashore safely and two others died. One fisherman who was on the boat remains to be lacking, ANI reported.

Earlier, referring to the IMD’s cyclone alert in Andhra Pradesh and Odisha, Director Common of the Nationwide Catastrophe Response Pressure (NDRF) Satya Narayan Pradhan had knowledgeable that 13 groups (24 sub-teams) have been deployed in Odisha and 5 in Andhra Pradesh. 

In the meantime, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has set a ‘zero casualty’ goal within the weak districts because the state braced for ‘Gulab’ after Cyclone Yaas wreaked havoc in Might, information company PTI reported.

Informing in regards to the prevailing state of affairs, Particular Aid Commissioner PK Jena stated that the landfall course of, which began round 6 pm, remains to be persevering with. The whole cloud mass is anticipated to maneuver from the seaside to the landside in 1 to 1.5 hours. Rainfall in Odisha continued to be gentle to average.

“IMD reviews point out that rainfall is more likely to enhance because the night time progresses. District administration impressed upon to take care of vigil. No main landslides have occurred to date. As of 9 pm, about 39,000 folks have been evacuated in 6 districts,” he added, as quoted by ANI.

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PM Modi Speaks To Andhra Pradesh & Odisha’s Chief Ministers 

Earlier within the day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy and Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik to take inventory of the state of affairs arising within the wake of Cyclone Gulab. 

Informing in regards to the interplay, PM Narendra Modi tweeted: “Spoke to Andhra Pradesh CM Shri YS Jagan and took inventory of the state of affairs arising within the wake of Cyclone Gulab. Assured all attainable assist from the Centre. I pray for everybody’s security and well-being”.

In one other tweet, he wrote: “Mentioned the cyclone state of affairs in elements of Odisha with CM Naveen Patnaik Ji. The Centre assures all attainable assist in overcoming this adversity. Praying for the protection and well-being of all people”.

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik additionally chaired a digital assembly in Delhi to overview the preparedness within the view of Cyclone Gulab. He spoke with the chief secretary and district collectors of Odisha to debate the precautionary measures. “There’s a complete of ten districts which will probably be affected by the cyclone by at this time night”, he stated, as quoted by ANI.

On Saturday, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy held a gathering to overview the state’s preparedness. He directed the officers to take all obligatory steps, the Chief Minister’s Workplace (CMO) knowledgeable. 

Officers knowledgeable CM Reddy that management rooms had been arrange village secretariat-wise and added that they’ve readied catastrophe administration workers in Srikakulam and Visakhapatnam districts. 

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