Cyclone Gulab Live Updates: State transport bus with passengers swept away in Maharashtra’s Umarkhed

Tropical Cyclone Gulab Live Tracker, Cyclone Gulab in Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana Live Updates: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy reviewed the situation with Collectors of the rain-affected districts and directed them to step up relief works.

2021 Cyclonic Storm Gulab Live Updates: A Maharashtra State bus with five to six passengers was washed away in floods at Umarkhed on Tuesday morning. As Cyclone Gulab weakened into a depression, the IMD had issued a heavy rain warning in parts of Maharashtra for Sept. 28 and Sept. 29.

The cyclone crossed the Bay of Bengal coast near Kalingapatnam on Sunday night, causing widespread rains in several districts of Andhra Pradesh on Monday. It also left a trail of destruction. Port city Visakhapatnam received a 30-year high rainfall of over 33.3 cm in 24 hours under the cyclone’s impact and left a woman dead today, taking the overall toll to two since Sunday. On Sunday, a fisherman was killed in the cyclonic storm in Bay of Bengal in Srikakulam district.

Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy reviewed the situation with Collectors of the rain-affected districts and directed them to step up relief works. The Chief Minister announced an ex-gratia relief of Rs 5 lakh each to the kin of those killed in Gulab.

Cyclone Gulab Live Updates: Cyclone Gulab weakens into depression; heavy rains in Odisha, Andhra Pradesh; PM Modi assures all possible help to both states. Follow this space for the latest updates.

More updates from rain-hit parts of Maharashtra.

Parbhani, Aurangabad, Jalna, Beed and Nanded is seeing intense spell of rain. In Marathwada’s Beed district, catchment areas of Manjra dam is seeing heavy rainfall. As a result, 18 gates of the dam have been opened to release excess water.

In Nanded, eight gates of Dr Shakarrao Chavan Vishnupuri dam project have been opened to release water.

Text of IMD text as follows: 

The Depression over southwest Vidarbha & neigbourhood moved west-northwestwards weakened into a well marked Low pressure area and lay centered at 113.0 am on Sept. 28, 2021 over western parts of Vidarbha & neigbourhood.

It is likely to move northwestwards and weaken gradually during next 24 hours. The system is likely to emerge into northeast Arabian Sea and adjoining Gujarat coast around Sept. 30 and there is likelihood for the system to further intensify over northeast Arabian Sea during the subsequent 24 hours.

The emergence of the remnant system into north Arabian Sea and its chances of further intensification are being closely monitored.

The Aurangabad division has asked for immediate help from National Disaster Response Force to tackle the flood situation arising of heavy rains due to Cyclone Gulab

Aurangabad divisional commissioner Sunil Kendrekar said: “we have heavy rains since Monday morning. The Aurangabad division had 60 mm of rain and on Tuesday morning, we have nearly 90 mm of rain in Nanded. I have asked for NDRF help and 6 teams of NDRF are being airlifted to Osmanabad and Latur.”

Kendrekar said that the three rivers — Godavari, Manjra and Purna — are above the danger mark and the authorities are watching the situation. 

Nagpur divisional commissioner Prajakta Verma said that the Nagpur division is not having heavy rains.

A bus belonging to Maharashtra State Road Transport corporation was washed away in floods at Umarkhed near Yavatmal this morning.

MSRTC managing director Shekhar Channe said that the bus was plying on Nanded Nagpur route when the driver decided to drive on a bridge submerged in water. The bus had five to six passengers, of which one person has been rescued, said Channe. 

Intense rainfall is expected in parts of Konkan, Goa, Maharashtra and southern Gujarat on Tuesday as remnant of cyclone Gulab moves west-northwestwards, according to an IMD bulletin issued at 8 am.

The rainfall alert issued via IMD for Sept. 28, 29 is as follows:

Sept. 28: Light to moderate rainfall at most places with heavy to very heavy and extremely heavy falls at isolated places very likely over Konkan & Goa, Madhya Maharashtra and south Gujarat region; heavy to very heavy falls at isolated places over Marathwada and Saurashtra & Kutch and heavy rainfall at isolated places over West Madhya Pradesh and Vidarbha.

Sept. 29: Light to moderate rainfall at most places with heavy to very heavy and extremely heavy falls at isolated places very likely over Saurashtra & Kutch and heavy to very heavy falls at isolated places over Gujarat region and Konkan.

Two people died in Andhra Pradesh amid heavy rainfall in the state after cyclone ‘Gulab’ made landfall at Kalingapatnam in Srikakulam district Sunday evening. Neighbouring Telangana also received heavy rainfall as a fallout of the landfall.

In Andhra Pradesh, record levels of rainfall were reported in Visakhapatnam, Srikakulam and Vizianagaram, which inundated low-lying areas. (Read more)

The depression over north Telangana and adjoining Vidarbha moved west-northwestwards with a speed of 24 kmph during last 6 hours and lay centered at 5.30 am on Sept. 28, 2021 over Telangana and adjoining areas of Marathwada and Vidarbha near Lat. 18.9°N and Long. 78.0°E, about 25 km northwest of Nizamabad (Telangana) and 260 km south-southeast of Nagpur (Vidarbha).

It is likely to move west-northwestwards and weaken into a Well Marked Low Pressure Area during next 6 hours. The system is likely to emerge into northeast Arabian Sea and adjoining Gujarat coast around Sept. 30 evening and there is likelihood for the system to further intensify over northeast Arabian Sea during the subsequent 24 hours.

Fishermen park their boats on the Puri beach on Sept. 26, 2021. (PTI)

Cyclone Gulab could give rise to another cyclone in Arabian Sea by Sept 30: IMD

Cyclone Gulab, which has turned into a depression after crossing the coast of Andhra Pradesh on Sunday evening, could give birth to a fresh cyclone in the Arabian Sea.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday said that the present system will be given a new name if the wind speed touches 68km/hr. If this happens, it will only be the third such instance since 1996 when a cyclone after making landfall would further strengthen and re-emerge as a fresh system of ‘cyclone’ category in the North Indian Ocean region.

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