Weather Forecast: Gulab, a cyclonic storm that rose from the Bay of Bengal, can cause huge devastation in Odisha-West Bengal. Due to this, a Red Alert has been issued for heavy to very heavy rains in many areas of Odisha-West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh.
Weather Forecast:The cyclonic storm Gulab formed over the Bay of Bengal has been warned to move towards the southern parts of Odisha-West Bengal. The Meteorological Department has issued a Red Alert warning for both these states as well as Andhra Pradesh. The Meteorological Department has issued a high alert regarding the possibility of heavy to very heavy rains in the next three days in many districts of Odisha-West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh. ODRF team has been sent to Odisha as well as NDRF team has also been sent.Also Read – Cyclone Gulab: NDRF Deploys 18 Teams in Odisha, Andhra Pradesh; Leave of government employees canceled in Bengal
Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) PK Jena said the government has sent rescue teams to vulnerable areas and asked officials to evacuate people from low-lying areas. Fire personnel along with 42 teams of Odisha Disaster Rapid Task Force (ODRAF) and 24 teams of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have been sent to seven districts of Gajapati, Ganjam, Raigad, Koraput, Malkangiri, Nabarangpur, Kandhamal. Also Read – Earthquake: Cyclone alert in Odisha, Earth shakes in Arunachal, Earthquake intensity was 4.5
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The IMD has warned and cautioned, ‘Many low-lying areas will be submerged in the identified districts. There is a possibility of flash floods in the hilly areas of the southern region of Odisha. Heavy to very heavy rainfall in urban areas of Ganjam and Puri and extremely heavy rains in some parts may cause waterlogging. The Director General of IMD has told that the state government has warned about the possibility of flooding of rivers, landslides in some areas.
High waves will occur in the sea during the next three days and fishermen in Odisha, West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh have been asked not to venture into the sea over east-central and northeastern Bay of Bengal from September 25 to 27.
Director of IMD Kolkata said…
GK Das, Director, IMD Kolkata has said that a Cyclonic Circulation is very likely to form over northeast and adjoining east-central Bay of Bengal. In the subsequent 24 hours, it will be a low pressure area and it is likely to reach West Bengal coast around September 29.
Das said the weather activity is likely to increase over South Bengal from September 28 to 29, especially in terms of heavy rainfall and wind. On September 28, there is a possibility of heavy rain in Kolkata, North 24 Parganas, East and West Medinipur, Jhargram, Howrah, Hooghly.
Odisha’s Special Relief Commissioner said….
Odisha’s Special Relief Commissioner PK Jena said that Ganjam is expected to be severely affected by this cyclonic storm and for this 15 rescue teams have been deployed in the area. Apart from this 11 teams of fire brigade, six teams of ODRAF and 8 teams of NDRF have been asked to be ready to deal with the emergency.
The district administrations of Gajapati and Koraput have canceled holidays on 25 and 26 September. District Collectors have directed the government officials and employees to stay in their respective headquarters to deal with any emergency.
The Meteorological Department has given this warning….
According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the deep depression over the north and central parts of the Bay of Bengal has moved westwards at a speed of 14 kmph. The deep depression was located 510 km east-southeast of Gopalpur and 590 km east of Kalingapatnam in Andhra Pradesh at 8.30 am on Saturday.
“It is very likely to move towards north Andhra Pradesh and south Odisha coasts between Visakhapatnam and Gopalpur around Kalingapatnam by the evening of September 26,” the IMD said. IMD Director General Dr. Mrityunjay Mohapatra said that due to the effect of cyclonic storm, wind speed up to 95 kmph is expected.
Heavy rain alert issued in these areas today
On Sunday, light to moderate rain at most places and heavy to very heavy rain at some places is likely over South Odisha and North Coastal Andhra Pradesh.
The northern interiors of Odisha, Telangana and Chhattisgarh may also receive heavy rains on Sunday. Similarly, IMD has forecast light to moderate rain at most places and heavy at isolated places over Odisha and Telangana for September 27 along with heavy rain at isolated places over Coastal West Bengal.