Cyclone Tauktae collides with the coastal region of Goa: Cyclone moving towards Gujarat

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Cyclone Tauktae collides with the coastal region of Goa

Cyclone Tauktae collides with the coastal region of Goa: Cyclone moving towards Gujarat- Five states including Gujarat and Maharashtra are facing the threat of cyclone ‘Tau Te’ in the Arabian Sea. According to the Meteorological Department, the storm has hit the coastal region of Goa. Now he is moving fast towards Gujarat. Due to this, some places in North Konkan including Mumbai may receive heavy rain with strong winds since Sunday. It is expected to turn into a very severe cyclonic storm during the next 12 hours. The storm will pass between Porbandar and Mahua Coast of Gujarat on the morning of 18 May.

Meanwhile, Home Minister Amit Shah has called an important meeting regarding the cyclone. In this, preparations for relief and rescue operations are being reviewed. Chief Ministers of Maharashtra and Gujarat are involved in this virtual meeting. According to IMD, at 2.30 pm on Saturday, the cyclone was 150 km southwest of Goa’s Panaji coast, 490 km south of Mumbai, 880 km south-southwest of Veraval in Gujarat.

During the storm, the wind can move at a speed of 150 to 160 kilometers per hour with rain. The impact of the storm is expected on the coasts of Maharashtra, Kerala and Gujarat for three days. The storm may also affect Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, western Rajasthan and Lakshadweep. This cyclone has been named ‘Tau Te’ by Myanmar.

Updates

  • According to the Karnataka State Disaster Management Authority, due to cyclonic storms, heavy to very heavy rainfall has occurred in 6 districts, 3 coastal districts and 3 Malnad districts in the last 24 hours. So far 4 people have lost their lives and 73 villages have been affected.
  • NDRF teams have been deployed in the state in view of cyclonic storm Tau Te in Gujarat. NDRF Gandhinagar deputy commandant Ranvijay Kumar Singh said that 24 teams will take their place by this evening, with 13 teams called in from outside.

Modi held a high-level meeting

Seeing the danger of the storm, Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a high-level meeting on Saturday and took stock of the preparations. The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) was told that senior officials of the central government, as well as officials from Maharashtra, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Gujarat, attended the meeting.

It was discussed in the meeting that the cabinet secretaries will be in constant contact with the chief secretaries of the coastal states and the concerned central ministries / agencies. The Home Ministry will keep an eye on this for 24 hours and will provide necessary facilities immediately while keeping in touch with the states.

The biggest impact on Gujarat

The Meteorological Department says that Gujarat will be the most affected by this cyclone. In Dwarka, Kutch, Porbandar, Junagadh, Gir Somnath, Amreli, Rajkot, Morbi and Jamnagar districts, thatched houses will be completely destroyed, mud houses will also suffer heavy damage, pucca houses may also suffer some damage. Flood-like conditions may occur in some areas due to heavy rains.

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