Cyclone Tauktae Updates: Cyclone Tauktae has hit Mumbai bringing heavy rains, sturdy gales of over 75-85 kmph, wreaking havoc by uprooting bushes, damaging houses, disrupting highway visitors whereas having created a way of alarm forward of its arrival.
As of now, two deaths have been reported. These embrace youth in Navi Mumbai and one other girl in a wall crash in Raigad.
The results of the cyclone have been felt shortly after midnight of Sunday-Monday with many areas witnessing heavy rains, accompanied by lightning and thunder in some locations, aggravated by highly effective winds, as Tauktae whirled northwards from Sindhudurg-Ratnagiri in direction of Raigad-Mumbai en path to the Gujarat coast.
Here are 10 vital updates/developments to know:
- PM Speaks To CM Uddhav: Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Monday concerning the Cyclone Tauktae associated scenario within the state, official sources mentioned. The Prime Minister has assured that Centre will present all assist needed in tacking the scenario.
He additionally spoke to Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani and Goa CM Pramod Sawant together with Lieutenant Governor of Daman and Diu to debate preparation and response to the Cyclone.
- IMD Updates: The IMD on Monday afternoon upgraded the warnings for Mumbai with ‘extraordinarily heavy rainfall’ with gusty winds that can escalate upto 120 kmph, in addition to gales in Raigad, Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg, Thane and Palghar through the day.
People have been requested to not enterprise open air. The Cyclone has now been categorised as ‘Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm’.
- Landfall In Gujarat: The cyclone hovering round 160 km away from the Mumbai coast this morning, is more likely to make landfall on the south Gujarat coast by midnight tonight, mentioned the IMD’s newest warning bulletin.
- Mumbai Airport: Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport which was shut for all operations from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., had prolonged the shutdown until four p.m. The Mumbai Airport operations closure has been prolonged as much as 6 pm. Earlier, three personal airways flights have been diverted to much less turbulent areas.
- Indian Navy To Rescue 410 Persons: The Indian Navy has deployed three ships to rescue at the very least 410 individuals stranded on two barges off the Mumbai coast. The ships are anticipated to achieve the venue by late afternoon, and different ships and plane additionally being ready to go there for a search and rescue operation within the area clobbered by the passing Cyclone Tauktae.
- Over 12,000 People Shifted: Exercising precaution, State authorities have already shifted out 12,420 individuals from weak spots alongside the coast of Sindhudurg, Ratnagiri and Raigad.
- Heavy Rains: Till Monday midday, town had recorded 79.four mm rain, whereas the suburbs notched 44.6 mm, with the south Mumbai bearing the brunt of the downpour.
- Damage So Far: Several roads have been littered as at the very least 30 large and small bushes received uprooted in several elements of Mumbai and Thane, through the evening, in addition to minor injury to a number of houses, main subways in Malad, Kandivali, Dahisar, Andheri, and Santacruz have been flooded and closed for visitors, whereas many low-lying areas have been waterlogged.
- Alert Issued: Mumbai, Thane, and Palghar districts are on orange alert whereas Raigad district is on crimson alert: Chief Ministers Office
- Rains In Gujarat: Heavy to very heavy rains very seemingly at a number of locations with remoted extraordinarily heavy falls within the districts of Saurashtra particularly Gir Somnath, Amreli, Bhavnagar, Junagadh, Botad, and in Diu; within the districts of Gujarat area particularly Valsad, Navsari and in Daman, Dadra Nagar Haveli, IMD knowledgeable.
(With Agency Inputs)