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Cyclone Gulab Live Updates: Heavy rains batter Andhra districts; no major impact in Odisha

Cyclone Gulab live updates: At 5.30 am, cyclonic storm lay centred over south Odisha and adjoining north Andhra Pradesh, about 110 km south-southeast of Jagdalpur (Chhattisgarh) and 140 km west-northwest of Kalingapatnam (Andhra Pradesh).

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: September 27, 2021 8:48:48 pm
National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel in Ganjam, Odisha (AP)

Cyclone Gulab live news updates: Cyclone Gulab, which weakened into a depression, Monday caused widespread rains in several districts of Andhra Pradesh and also left a trail of destruction with the death toll rising to two with a woman’s death. Earlier, a fisherman from Srikakulam district was killed and another was injured as the cyclonic storm Gulab crossed the Bay of Bengal coast off Kalingapatnam on Sunday.

Meanwhile, the Odisha government Monday said Cyclone Gulab did not have much impact on the state following it made landfall in neighbouring Andhra Pradesh. However, road connectivity was partially affected due to landslides and uprooting of trees in certain places of Gajapati, Koraput and Malkangiri districts.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said that Cyclone Gulab has weakened into a deep depression and moved westwards with a speed of 6 kmph during last the last few hours. At 5.30 am, cyclonic storm lay centred over south Odisha and adjoining north Andhra Pradesh, about 110 km south-southeast of Jagdalpur (Chhattisgarh) and 140 km west-northwest of Kalingapatnam (Andhra Pradesh).

Cyclone Gulab began its landfall process on Sunday evening, the India Meteorological Department said. The system hit the landmass between Kalingapatanam in Andhra Pradesh and Gopalpur in Odisha. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi called up Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and assured him of all support from the Centre to face the challenges posed by the cyclone.

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Cyclone Gulab Live Updates: Cyclone Gulab weakens into deep depression; heavy rains in Odisha, Andhra Pradesh; PM Modi assures all possible help to both states. Follow this space for the latest updates.

20:48 (IST)27 Sep 2021
Rains lash parts of Telangana, IMD issues red alert for 14 districts

Rains pounded different parts of Telangana on Monday, even as the India Meteorological Department (IMD) warned that heavy to very heavy rains with extremely heavy rains are expected at isolated places in different districts of the state over the next 24 hours.

The IMD, which issued a red alert for 14 districts in the state, warned that heavy to very heavy rain with extremely heavy rain is very likely to occur at isolated places in Nirmal, Nizamabad, Jagityal, Rajanna Sircilla, Karimnagar, Peddapally, Bhadradri Kothagudem, Khammam, Mahabubabad, Warangal (Rural), Warangal (Urban), Janagaon, Siddipet, Kamareddy districts today. --PTI

20:47 (IST)27 Sep 2021
No major impact of cyclone Gulab in Odisha: Govt

The Odisha government Monday said Cyclone Gulab did not have much impact on the state following it made landfall in neighbouring Andhra Pradesh. However, road connectivity was partially affected due to landslides and uprooting of trees in certain places of Gajapati, Koraput and Malkangiri districts.

20:47 (IST)27 Sep 2021
Cyclone Gulab impact: Heavy rains batter Andhra districts

Cyclone Gulab, which weakened into a depression, Monday caused widespread rains in several districts of Andhra Pradesh and also left a trail of destruction with the death toll rising to two with a woman’s death. Earlier, a fisherman from Srikakulam district was killed and another was injured as the cyclonic storm Gulab crossed the Bay of Bengal coast off Kalingapatnam on Sunday.

20:39 (IST)27 Sep 2021
Newborns named after Cyclone Gulab in Odisha

At least two women in Odisha's Ganjam district have named their newborn daughters after Cyclone Gulab that brought rainfall and caused landslides in the state. Kuni Rait and Nandini Sabar gave birth to daughters in different government hospitals on Sunday when the cyclone made landfall in neighbouring Andhra Pradesh. They accepted suggestions from nurses to keep the name of their bundles of joy 'Gulab' (rose). --PTI

15:38 (IST)27 Sep 2021
Remnants of Cyclone Gulab could give rise to another cyclone in Arabian Sea by Sept 30: IMD

Cyclone Gulab, that crossed Andhra Pradesh coast on Sunday evening and into a deep depression during its west-ward movement, could give birth into a fresh cyclone which will emerge in the Arabian Sea later this week.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday said that the present system, when attains a wind speed that of a cyclone (wind speed 68 to 87kms/hr), would then be given a new name. If realised, it will possibly be only the third such occasion since 1996 when a cyclone -- after making landfall -- would go on to strengthen and re-emerge as a fresh system of ‘cyclone’ category in the North Indian Ocean region (Bay of Bengal and Arabian Sea together). 

In 2018, Very Severe Cyclone Gaja -- formed in the Bay of Bengal -- had crossed the Tamil Nadu coast and later re-emerged in the Arabian Sea from central Kerala. This cyclone had stayed in the Bay of Bengal for nearly 10 days before its landfall and had one of the longest cyclone tracks covering 3,418kms. After 1996, cyclone Gaja was the first to display the first ever looping track over the Bay of Bengal. --Anjali Marar reports

14:19 (IST)27 Sep 2021
Gulab to weaken into depression in next 6 hours

Gulab to weaken into depression in next 6 hours

13:32 (IST)27 Sep 2021
16 years after Cyclone Pyarr, 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. Back then, Vizag recorded a rainfall of 194mm on September 20, which was the previously held record for the month.

12:07 (IST)27 Sep 2021
Cyclone Gulab: Various parts of Srikakulam district continue to receive heavy rainfall

Various parts of Srikakulam district continue to receive heavy rainfall

10:43 (IST)27 Sep 2021
Andhra Pradesh: People in Srikakulam resume routine after Cyclone Gulab

People in Kalingapatnam town of Srikakulam district resume their normal life today a day after Cyclone Gulab

10:14 (IST)27 Sep 2021
Cyclone 'Gulab': Telangana 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'.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.

09:48 (IST)27 Sep 2021
Gulab to weaken into depression during next 12 hours

Gulab to weaken into depression during next 12 hours

20:36 (IST)26 Sep 2021
Landfall process to continue for next 2-3 hours

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.

20:27 (IST)26 Sep 2021
Watch | High winds at Kalingapatnam as Cyclone Gulab continues its landfall

As Cyclone Gulab continues making its landfall over coastal areas of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha, Kalingapatnam experienced high winds.

20:06 (IST)26 Sep 2021
2 fishermen in Andhra Pradesh killed in Gulab storm, one missing

Of the six fishermen from Srikakulam district in north coastal Andhra Pradesh whose boat lost balance in the storm, two have been reported dead, while one continues to remain missing. Three of the fishermen swam safely to shore.

20:00 (IST)26 Sep 2021
Six fishermen feared missing, Fisheries Minister launches rescue ops

Fisheries Minister S Appala Raju called the Navy authorities for help to trace and rescue the missing fishermen from Andhra Pradesh's Srikakulam, whose boat lost balance while out at sea. 

According to PTI, one of the six fishermen in the boat called his village, Palasa, over phone and informed that their boat lost balance and five of his fellow fishermen were lost in the sea. Subsequently, his mobile phone too went silent, indicating that he too might have gone missing.

19:33 (IST)26 Sep 2021
Cyclone Gulab's centre nearly 25 km east of expected landfall point: IMD

According to IMD's latest bulletin, the cyclonic storm which began its landfall at 6 pm, will continue to do so over South coastal Odisha and North coastal Andhra Pradesh, during the next 2-3 hours.

The system is lying close to coast and its centre is about 25 km to the east of the expected landfall point, the bulletin stated.

19:27 (IST)26 Sep 2021
Strong waves hit boat off Mandasa coast, rescue ops underway for 5 fishermen

According to news agency ANI, five fishermen from Andhra Pradesh's Srikakulam fell into the sea after strong waves hit their boat off Mandasa coast while returning from the sea this evening. Sub Inspector of Vajrapukotturu PS, Govindarao, stated that police and other officials have begun rescue operations for them.

19:04 (IST)26 Sep 2021
Watch | Andhra Pradhesh's Srikakulam witnesses heavy rainfall

Before the Cyclone Gulab began its landfall over North coastal Andhra Pradesh, Srikakulam witnessed strong winds and heavy rainfall.

18:53 (IST)26 Sep 2021
Cyclone Gulab expected to move westwards, heavy rain alert across Maharashtra

Under the influence of the cyclonic storm Gulab, all 36 districts of Maharashtra are under heavy rain alert for Monday and Tuesday.

As per the forecast, Chandrapur is under red alert on Monday, indicating extremely heavy rainfall over the district. For Monday, Mumbai and neighbouring districts Thane, Palghar and 17 other districts are likely to receive heavy rainfall, accompanied by gusty winds, thunderstorms and lightning in the ghat area. 

For Monday, 11 districts— Raigad, Ratnagiri, Pune, Satara, Nasik, Parbhani, Latur, Hingoli, Nanded, Yavatmal, Gadchiroli— are under orange alert indicating heavy to very heavy rain at isolated places and thunderstorms in ghat areas. Read more.

18:42 (IST)26 Sep 2021
Heavy rainfall likely over South Odisha, North Andhra and Telangana

According to the IMD's latest bulletin, light to moderate rainfall is expected over Odisha and Andhra Pradesh. Heavy rainfall is expected at isolated places in South Odisha and North coastal Andhra Pradesh. Heavy to very heavy rainfall is also likely over isolated places in Telangana, North interior Odisha and Chhattisgarh.

Due to rough sea conditions and intense winds, fishermen have been advised against venturing into the sea till Monday. Cyclone data between 1990 – 2021 show that only 14 cyclones developed during September (see table below) with just three storms between 2011 – 2021 (excluding the yet to develop cyclone Gulab).

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