Cyclone Gulab: Downpour in Telangana, Hyderabad; NDRF deploys teams in Maharashtra

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A red alert was issued in Odisha and Andhra Pradesh for a cyclonic alert, and fishermen were alerted by the IMD on Sunday to stay away from the sea.

New Delhi: The National Disaster Response Force on Monday said that a team of NDRF has been deployed in Osmanabad ahead of Cyclone Gulab.

The India Meteorological Department also informed, “The depression was concentrated to weaken into a well-marked low pressure area over Telangana and adjoining Marathwada and Vidarbha areas during the next six hours.” Earlier on Monday, the IMD had informed that the cyclonic storm ‘Gulaab’ has weakened into a depression.

A red alert was issued in Odisha and Andhra Pradesh for a cyclonic alert, and fishermen were alerted by the IMD on Sunday to stay away from the sea.

The system weakened into a depression on Monday evening regarding Telangana. On Tuesday morning, the system is located over the Vidarbha region. While Visakhapatnam and Vizianagaram recorded maximum rainfall of 280 mm in 24 hours till Monday morning, parts of Telangana such as Khammam and Kothagudem also recorded over 100 mm of rain.

Meanwhile, on Tuesday, the Telangana government declared holiday for all government offices, schools and educational institutions. Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao took this decision on Monday evening while reviewing the heavy rain situation with Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar.

First published:September 28, 2021, 12:29 pm

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