• Red Alert: Cyclone Gulab weakens into a deep depression, three reported dead

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    Telangana: The landfall process of Cyclonic storm ‘Gulab’ that begun last evening at around 6 pm, is continuing still. Rainfall in Odisha is mild to moderate with three reported dead in the state due to the storm.

    Cyclone ‘Gulab’ has now crossed north Andhra Pradesh and south Odisha coast about 20 km north of Kalingapatnam, triggering widespread rain in the region on Sunday evening.

    The IMD has predicted heavy rains in the state over the coming two days. Therefore, Kumar directed the officials to open special control room in all the districts and to monitor the situation in the event of floods, an official release said here.

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    The Met Department has issued a red alert to north Telangana and an orange alert to south Telangana districts, the Chief Secretary directed the officials to work in coordination with police and other departments.

    In view of the cyclonic storm, Odisha evacuated around 40,000 people in six southern districts in view of the cyclonic storm.

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