The rose storm has started showing its effect.
Gulab Cyclone Update: Six fishermen, who had gone to the Bay of Bengal from Srikakulam, the northern coastal district of Andhra Pradesh, have been reported missing on Sunday evening. At the same time, cyclonic storm ‘Gulaab’ is moving towards the coast and it is likely to hit the coast at midnight. Due to the rose storm, three coastal districts of Andhra Pradesh, Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram and Srikakulam are receiving moderate rainfall.Also Read – Cyclone Gulab: NDRF Deploys 18 Teams in Odisha, Andhra Pradesh; Leave of government employees canceled in Bengal
Andhra Pradesh State Disaster Management Authority Commissioner K Kanna Babu said that the rose storm is located about 85 km from Kalingapatnam in Srikakulam district and is likely to hit the coast between Kalingapatnam and Gopalpur in Odisha at midnight. He held a review meeting with district magistrates and other officials in Visakhapatnam and directed them to be on high alert. Also Read – Weather Update: Orange alert issued in Delhi, it will rain in Haryana-UP too, know how the weather will be
He said that six fishermen from Palasa were returning to their native village after buying a new boat from Odisha two days ago and they are feared missing in the storm. According to the information, one of the six fishermen aboard the boat called in the village and told that the boat has lost its balance and five people have gone missing in the sea. Later his phone also started coming off due to which it is feared that he too has drowned in the sea. The villagers immediately brought the matter to the notice of the State Fisheries Minister S Appala Raju who immediately asked the Navy officials to assist in the search and rescue operation of the fishermen. Also Read – Weather Latest Update: Alert of heavy rain for the next four days in many states of the country, know how the weather will be