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.