Bhubaneswar, Sept 26: ‘Cyclone Gulab’ is currently located 180 km southeast of Gopalpur. Most likely it will make landfall from late evening to midnight, between Kalingapatnam in Andhra Pradesh and Gopalpur in Odisha, Special Relief Commissioner Pradeep Kumar Jena informed this afternoon.
We’ll get a much clearer picture in next 2-3 hours about its path and exact time of landfall, it’s expected around midnight…we are anticipating about 70-80 km wind speed with heavy to very heavy rainfall and extremely heavy in some places, he added.
For Cyclone Gulab, 42 Odisha Disaster Rapid Action Force (ODRAF) teams, 24 NDRF teams, and 103 State fire services to be deployed. Evacuation work is also underway, Jena said.