Cyclone Gulab: Landslide in Odisha’s Gajapati hits road communication

Bhubaneswar: Following incessant rainfall in Odisha’s Gajapati under the influence of Cyclone Gulab, landslide took place in Gumma block of the district.

As per reports, road communication between Namangarh Ajaygarh was affected due to the landslide.

The India Meteorological Department has issued Red Warning for seven districts of Odisha, including Gajapati in view of Cyclone Gulab.

“Heavy to very heavy rainfall at a few places with extremely heavy falls at one or two places very likely to occur over the districts of Ganjam, Gajapati, Kandhamal, Rayagada, Nabarangpur, Koraput and Malkangiri,” the IMD forecasted and issued Red Warning for the districts.

It has also issued Orange and Yellow warnings for several districts in connection with the cyclonic storm.

Orange Warning: Heavy to very heavy rainfall at one or two places very likely to occur over the districts of Puri, Khurda, Nayagarh, and Kalahandi.

Yellow Warning: Heavy rainfall very likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Balasore, Bhadrak, Kendrapada Jagatsinghpur, Jajpur, Cuttack, Boudh, Sonepur, Bolangir, and Nuapada.

Cyclone Gulab is likely to cross north Andhra Pradesh-south Odisha coasts between Kalingapatnam and Gopalpur as a Cyclonic Storm with maximum sustained wind speed of 75-85 kmph gusting to 95 kmph, around midnight of today. The landfall process will commence from late evening of today, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.

Currently, the Cyclone is being monitored by Doppler Weather RADAR at Visakhapatnam. Light to moderate rainfall in association with the outer spiral bands of the system has commenced over south coastal Odisha and coastal Andhra Pradesh since early morning of today.

Wind Warning

Squally wind speed reaching 45-55 kmph gusting to 65 kmph likely to prevail along and off Odisha-North Andhra Pradesh coasts. It will gradually increase becoming gale wind speed reaching 75-85 kmph gusting to 95 kmph from afternoon of 26th till midnight along & off north Andhra Pradesh (Srikakulam, Vizianagaram, Visakhapatnam Districts) and south Odisha coasts (Ganjam, Gajapati Districts), 55-65 kmph gusting to 75 kmph along & off Khordha, Puri, Rayagada & Koraput districts, 50-60 kmph gusting to 70 kmph over Nabarangpur & Malkangiri districts of Odisha. Squally wind speed reaching 40-50 kmph gusting to 60 kmph likely to prevail along & off remaining parts of Odisha & Andhra Pradesh & West Bengal coasts on 26th Sept. and over northeast Bay of Bengal on 26th Sept.

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