CM Naveen to review Cyclone Gulab preparedness

Bhubaneswar, 26/9: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Pattnaik who is in New Delhi is going to  chair a meeting at 11;30 am over Video conferencing to review the preparedness in view of Cyclone Gulab.

Chief secretary, SRC & collectors of likely to be affected districts to attend the meeting Odisha.

The Cyclonic Storm ‘Gulab’ (pronounced as Gul-Aab) over northwest and adjoining westcentral Bay of Bengal moved nearly westwards with a speed of 17 kmph during last 06 hours and lay centered at 0830 hrs IST of 26th September 2021, over northwest and adjoining westcentral Bay of Bengal near Lat. 18.4°N and Long. 86.4°E, about 180 km east-southeast of Gopalpur (Odisha) & 240 km east-northeast of Kalingapatnam (Andhra Pradesh).

It is likely to move nearly westwards and cross north Andhra Pradesh – south Odisha coasts between Kalingapatnam & Gopalpur, as a Cyclonic Storm with maximum sustained wind speed of 75-85 kmph gusting to 95 kmph, around mid-night of today, the 26th September, 2021.The Landfall process will commence from late evening of today.Curently the Cyclone is being monitored by Doppler Weather RADAR at Vishakhapatnam. 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.

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