Bhubaneswar. Sep 26: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today directed the officials of 11 coastal districts and adjoining dists to close schools and educational institutes on Monday.
The 11 districts are Ganjam, Gajapati, Rayagada, Koraput, Malkangiri, Nabarangpur, Kandhamal, Khordha, Puri, Nayagarh and Kalahandi.
The cyclonic storm Gulab is likely to make landfall by midnight, infomred India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Sunday.
“The cyclonic storm is likely to move nearly westwards and cross north Andhra Pradesh-south Odisha coasts between Kalingapatnam and Gopalpur around mid-night of September 26,” informed Odisha Special Relief Commissioner PK Jena on Twitter.