Odisha is bracing up for a cyclonic storm which will be named ‘Cyclone Gulab’. An alert has been sounded for south Odisha and Andhra Pradesh coasts as the current deep depression is likely to cross north Andhra-south Odisha coasts between Kalingapatnam and Gopalpur by September 26.
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The Regional Meteorological Centre, Bhubaneswar on Saturday said that a cyclonic circulation is likely to emerge over northeast and adjoining east central Bay of Bengal around September 27, 2021.
“Under its influence, a low pressure area is likely to develop over Northeast Bay of Bengal and neighbourhood during the subsequent 24 hours,” tweeted the Regional Meteorological Centre.
It is likely to move northwestwards and reach West Bengal coast around 29th September— Meteorological Centre, Bhubaneswar (@mcbbsr) September 25, 2021
The low pressure system is likely to move north-westwards and reach West Bengal coast around September 29,2021.
Meanwhile, the Odisha government has swung into action and started taking precautionary measures in view of the impending cyclone.
Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) P K Jena today said that the State government has already rushed rescue personnel including ODRAF and NDRF teams to the vulnerable areas.
“42 teams of the Odisha Disaster Rapid Action Force (ODRAF) and 24 teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and fire services personnel have been dispatched to the seven districts -- Gajapati, Ganjam, Rayagada, Koraput, Malkangiri, Nabarangpur and Kandhamal,” said Jena.
According to Jena, another 11 teams of Odisha Fire Services, 6 teams of the ODRAF and 8 of the NDRF have been kept in reserve for emergency purposes.
🔸Ref @Indiametdept #CycloneAlert— ѕαtчα prαdhαnसत्य नारायण प्रधान ସତ୍ଯପ୍ରଧାନ-DG NDRF (@satyaprad1) September 25, 2021
🔸for nrth AP & sth Odisha coasts
🔸Now Deep Depression
🔸abt 410 km ESE of Gopalpur
🔸480 km ENE of K-patnam
🔸@NDRFHQ depl starts
🔸13 tms(24 sub-teams)-Odisha
🔸All be in place late tonite@HMOIndia @PIBHomeAffairs @ANI pic.twitter.com/q5xk4BLh73
The deep depression presently lies about 410 km east-southeast of Gopalpur and 480 km east-northeast of Kalingapatnam as per the last India Meteorological Department’s (IMD) weather bulletin.
Cyclone Alert for north Andhra Pradesh and adjoining south Odisha coasts : DD is centered near 18.4°N/88.7°E .To cross north Andhra Pradesh - south Odisha coasts b/w Kalingapatnam & Gopalpur by evening of 26. pic.twitter.com/QNwlJHbwBR— India Meteorological Department (@Indiametdept) September 25, 2021