Cyclone ‘Gulaab’ approaches Coastal Andhra Pradesh; Purple Warning for Srikakulam, Vizianagaram and Visakhapatnam

Cyclone Yas hit India's eastern coastal city of Digha.  (Jayant Shaw/TOI, BCCL, Kolkata)

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(Jayant Shaw/TOI, BCCL, Kolkata)

Coastal districts of Andhra Pradesh are on alert on Sunday as cyclonic storm ‘Gulaab’ is more likely to cross north Andhra Pradesh-south Odisha coasts within the Bay of Bengal.

Authorities in North Coastal Andhra districts have been alerted to be ready because the area is more likely to expertise heavy rains underneath the affect of the cyclone, which is anticipated to succeed in between Kalingapatnam and Gopalpur on Sunday night.

The India Meteorological Division (IMD) has issued a cyclone warning for North Andhra Pradesh and South Odisha coasts. In accordance with the IMD, ‘Gulaab’ lies centered over north-west of Bengal and adjoining west-central Bay of Bengal, about 180 km east-southeast of Gopalpur (Odisha) and 240 km east of Kalingapatnam (Andhra Pradesh).

“It is rather more likely to transfer roughly westwards and cross north Andhra Pradesh-South Odisha coasts between Kalingapatnam and Gopalpur across the night of September 26,” the IMD stated.

Cyclone Warning Heart Visakhapatnam has warned {that a} tidal wave with a top of about 0.5 meters above the astronomical tide is more likely to trigger flooding in low-lying areas of Srikakulam, Vizianagaram, Ganjam districts on the time of landfall.

Within the subsequent 24 hours, the cyclonic storm may be very more likely to trigger heavy rain at one or two locations in Srikakulam, Vizianagaram and Visakhapatnam districts. IMD has issued a purple warning for these districts. Heavy to very heavy falls very doubtless at remoted locations over East Godavari, West Godavari districts and Yanam. “Heavy rain may be very doubtless at one or two locations over South Coastal Andhra Pradesh,” the IMD bulletin stated.

Squally wind velocity reaching 65 kmph gusting to 45-55 kmph may be very doubtless alongside and off North Andhra Pradesh coast. It is going to progressively enhance, turning into a gale wind velocity reaching 75-85 kmph gusting to 95 kmph, alongside and off north Andhra Pradesh (Srikakulam, Vizianagaram and Visakhapatnam districts) from September 26 afternoon.

Squally wind velocity reaching 65 kmph gusting to 40-50 kmph may be very doubtless over remaining districts of Coastal Andhra Pradesh. Because the sea situation will probably be tough to tough, fishermen have been suggested to not enterprise into the disturbed waters until Monday.

The tidal wave of about 0.5 meters above the astronomical tide is more likely to submerge the low-lying areas of Srikakulam, Vizianagaram and Ganjam districts through the landfall. Native Warning Signal-III was hoisted at Visakhapatnam, Gangavaram and Kakinada ports. Distant Warning Sign – II was hoisted at Machilipatnam, Nizampatnam and Krishnapatnam ports.

Robust winds and really heavy/extraordinarily heavy rainfall are more likely to trigger injury to thatch huts, minor injury to energy and communication traces on account of breaking of branches and uprooting of bushes, main injury to kutcha and minor to pucca roads Harm, some injury to paddy crops, bananas, papaya bushes and orchards, seawater floods in low-lying areas after erosion of uncooked embankments, native flooding of roads, floods and waterlogging in low-lying areas and primarily in city areas of the area. Closing the underpass.

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy held a overview assembly to overview preparedness in view of cyclone alert and directed officers to take all essential steps. The officers knowledgeable the Chief Minister that they’ve alerted the District Collectors and prompt taking all essential steps.

He stated that management rooms had been arrange as per the village secretariat and catastrophe administration employees had been ready in Srikakulam and Visakhapatnam districts. Officers stated the district collectors are taking steps to arrange aid camps at essential locations.

The Chief Minister directed the officers to stay alert and take essential steps as there’s a chance of heavy rains after the cyclonic storm crosses the coast.


The above article has been revealed from a wire company with minimal modifications in title and textual content.

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