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Vikash Sharma

Odisha is now bracing up for cyclonic storm ‘Gulab’ which is likely to make landfall between Gopalpur and Kalingapatnam in neighbouring Andhra Pradesh by today evening.

India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Sunday said that the cyclonic storm lay centered about 310km east-southeast of Gopalpur and 380 km east of Kalingapatnam in neighbouring Andhra Pradesh.

Cyclone Gulab Live Updates: Cyclonic Storm Gulab Lays Centred About 270 KM Of Gopalpur

Already several parts of southern Odisha are experiencing light to moderate rainfall activities since early morning today. As per IMD, the intensity of rainfall is likely to increase gradually as the cyclonic storm will near the coast.

The IMD has issued ‘Red, Orange and Yellow’ warning for heavy to very heavy rainfall which is likely to lash several parts of Odisha for two days under the influence of the cyclonic storm.

As per the latest weather bulletin, the ‘Red Warning’ has been issued for seven districts of Odisha-  Ganjam, Gajapati, Kandhamal, Rayagada, Nabarangpur, Koraput and Malkangiri. All these districts will experience heavy to very heavy rainfall. The alert will remain valid till morning hours of September 27.

Orange Warning (valid till 0830 hours of September 27): Heavy to very heavy rainfall likely to occur over the districts of Puri, Khordha, Nayagarh and Kalahandi.

Yellow Warning (valid till 0830 hours of September 27): Heavy rainfall likely to occur in the districts of Balasore, Bhadrak, Kendrapara, Jagatsinghpur, Jajpur, Cuttack, Boudh, Sonepur, Bolangir and Nuapada.

Orange Warning (valid from 0830 hours of September 27  upto 0830 hours of September 28): Heavy to very heavy rainfall likely to occur at one and two places over the districts of Nabarangpur, Koraput and Malkangiri.

Yellow Warning (valid from 0830 hours of September 27  upto 0830 hours of September 28): Heavy rainfall likely in the districts of Nuapada, Bolangir and Kalahandi.

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