Cyclone Tauktae Update: Winds peaked over Mumbai on Saturday evening because the Cyclone and its accompanying storm hit the coast of Kerala and Karnataka. Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Sunday mentioned that Cyclone Tauktae is prone to intensify into a really extreme cyclonic storm and can cross the Gujarat coast within the morning of May 18.
“Severe cyclonic storm Tauktae (It is pronounced as Tau’Te) intensified overnight into very severe cyclonic storm over eastcentral Arabian Sea, said IMD”. 100 rescue groups are deployed for six states – Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Maharashtra, and Goa.
The NDRF has pre-positioned 42 groups, that are geared up with boats, tree-cutters, telecom equipments and many others. in six states and has stored 26 groups on standby.
The Indian Coast Guard and the Navy have deployed ships and helicopters for reduction, search and rescue operations. Air Force and Engineer activity drive models of Army, with boats and rescue gear, are on standby for deployment.
The Western Railway has mentioned that many trains shall be cancelled/quick terminated because of the cyclone warning in coastal Gujarat area on May 17 and May 18.
In a tweet, the IMD mentioned on Sunday morning, “The CS Tauktae lay centred at 2330 IST of 15th May over the Arabian Sea about 170 km southwest of Panjim-Goa, 520 km south of Mumbai. It is very likely to intensify into a VSCS, cross Gujarat coast between Porbandar and Mahuva (Bhavnagar district) around 18th May early morning.”
These are the most recent updates on Cyclone Tauktae:
1. As the cyclone has hit the Kerala coast, the Southern Naval Command launched a rescue and reduction operations on Saturday in Chellanam, south Kochi.
Teams undertook rescue of personnel, provisioning of meals and water and shifting of individuals trapped in homes to reduction camps. Helicopters of the Navy and Coast Guard are stationed alongside the western coast, which is the route of the cyclone. Nine groups of the National Disaster Response Force have been deployed in coastal districts of Kerala. The Indian Air Force has 16 transport plane and 18 helicopters on operational readiness alongside the west coast in preparation for the cyclone, which is anticipated to trigger very heavy to extraordinarily heavy rainfall whereas travelling northwards from Kerala to Gujarat.
2. Kerala has been witnessing heavy rain and waterlogging in lots of components of the state. Some components have witnessed heavy harm to propertypeople have been evacuated from the coastal areas and reduction operation is underway. CM Pinarayi Vijayan in a tweet final evening mentioned that the impact of the cyclone shall be felt within the state for one more 24 hours.
3. The cyclone hit the Karnataka coast on Saturday, knowledgeable the state’s residence minister. “Cyclone Tauktae has hit the Karnataka coast. Two NDRF teams are there. We are also deploying three SDRF teams. 1,000 people will be working round the clock in three coastal districts of Karnataka,” state residence minister Basavaraj Bommai was quoted as saying by information company ANI.
4. Mumbai is experiencing heavy rainfall with excessive wind pace, officers mentioned. The metropolis’s civic physique on Saturday shifted 580 Covid sufferers from three jumbo centres as a precautionary measure.
5. Fishing operations over east central and adjoining southeast Arabian Sea and alongside and off Kerala-Karnataka-Goa-Maharashtra coasts has been suspended and other people residing within the coastal areas have been suggested to evacuate as quickly as potential.
6. The Indian Air Force (IAF) has stored 16 transport plane and 18 helicopters operation prepared as preparation for the cyclone.
7. Cyclone Tauktae intensified right into a VSCS, lay centred at 2:30 am as we speak about 150 km southwest of Panjim-Goa, 490 km south of Mumbai, 730 km SSWest of Veraval (Gujarat), to cross Gujarat coast between Porbandar and Mahuva (Bhavnagar district) round May 18 early morning, IMD mentioned.
8. Goa’s chief minister Pramod Sawant introduced in a video message that has activated its lifesaving equipment on seashores to deal with the state of affairs in view of the cyclone.
9. Fishermen have been requested to keep away from heading to Arabian Sea until Tuesday, tourism actions have been restricted and essential precautions have been suggested for naval operations. the National Disaster Management Authority has additionally put out a listing of do’s and dont’s.
10. Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a high-level assembly on Saturday to evaluation the preparedness to take care of the state of affairs arising out of Cyclone ‘Tauktae’ and directed the senior officers to take each potential measure to make sure that individuals are safely evacuated by the state governments.
He additionally directed the senior officers to make sure upkeep of all important providers reminiscent of energy, telecommunications, well being, ingesting water and many others. are restored instantly within the occasion of damages brought on to them.