Cyclone Gulab: PM speaks to Jagan, assures support to AP

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday spoke to Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S Jagan Mohan Reddy and took stock of the situation in the wake of Cyclone Gulab. Mr. Modi has assured all possible support from the Centre.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  26 Sep 2021 10:52 AM GMT
Cyclone Gulab: PM speaks to Jagan, assures support to AP

Vijayawada: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday spoke to Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S Jagan Mohan Reddy and took stock of the situation in the wake of Cyclone Gulab. Mr. Modi has assured all possible support from the Centre.

In a tweet, the Prime Minister said, "Spoke to Andhra Pradesh CM Shri @ysjagan and took stock of the situation arising in the wake of Cyclone Gulab. Assured all possible support from the Centre. I pray for everyone's safety and well-being."


The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Sunday said that Cyclone Gulab is likely to cross the coasts of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh around Sunday midnight.

At 5.30 a.m on Sunday, the cyclone lay centered about 270 km east-southeast of Odisha's coastal town Gopalpur and 330 km east of Kalingapatnam in Andhra Pradesh.

"The 'Cyclone Gulab' over northwest and adjoining westcentral Bay of Bengal moved nearly westwards with a speed of 10 kmph during the last six hours and lay centered at 5:30 a.m Sunday over northwest and adjoining west central Bay of Bengal near latitude 18.3°north and longitude 87.3°east, about 270 km east-southeast of Gopalpur (Odisha) and 330 km east of Kalingapatnam in (Andhra Pradesh)," said the IMD update.

It further said it is likely to move westwards and 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.

Under the influence of the cyclone, extremely heavy rainfall has been predicted in north coastal Andhra Pradesh. Telangana will witness heavy to very heavy falls at isolated places, the IMD said.

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