The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) on Saturday said it is deploying a total of 18 teams in Odisha and Andhra Pradesh as a precautionary measure in the wake of the Cyclone Gulab which is intensifying over the Bay of Bengal.
NDRF said it will deploy 13 teams in Odisha and 5 teams in Andhra Pradesh
Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba, meanwhile, chaired a meeting of the National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC) today evening to review the preparedness of various ministries and agencies to deal with the approaching deep depression.
The IMD said on Twitter that the storm is about 410 km eastsoutheast of Gopalpur and 480 km eastnortheast of Kalingapatnam. â€œIn view of very heavy rainfall alert due to deep depression in the Bay of Bengal, leave of all state government employees are cancelled with immediate effect till October 5,â€ the West Bengal government said in an order.