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Cyclone Tauktae LIVE Updates: Heavy rain in Gujarat as landfall course of begins; Ahmedabad airport shut until tomorrow-India News , Firstpost

Cyclone Tauktae LIVE Updates: Barring the Rajkot airport, which is able to stay shut for flights until 19 May, different three main airports – Ahmedabad, Surat and Vadodara – will stay closed for each home and worldwide flights until Tuesday

Rough sea climate circumstances on account of formation of Cyclone Tauktae within the Arabian Sea in Thiruvananthapuram. PTI

Cyclone Tauktae LATEST News and Updates: “The extremely severe cyclonic storm Tauktae lies close to the Gujarat coast. The landfall process started and will continue during next 2 hours,” the India Meteorological Department (IMD) mentioned in an replace.

The Indian Army mentioned on Monday it has put 180 groups and 9 engineer job forces on standby to face any contingency as Cyclone Tauktae is prone to hit the Gujarat coast on Monday night

Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport has prolonged the suspension of all air companies to eight pm from 6 pm introduced earlier because of the cyclone ‘Tauktae’.

Over 1.5 lakh individuals have been shifted from low-lying coastal areas in Gujarat, whereas 54 groups of the NDRF and SDRF remained deployed. As per IMD, the storm is predicted to achieve the state by the night and cross the coast between eight pm and 11 pm.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday issued an orange or “be prepared” alert for heavy rains in 13 districts in Madhya Pradesh even because the state obtained intermittent showers throughout the day on account of cyclone Tauktae.

Two individuals died in Maharashtra’s Konkan area in separate incidents associated to the extreme cyclonic storm Tauktae, the state authorities mentioned on Monday.

Six individuals have misplaced their lives to this point within the Cyclone Tauktae-hit coastal and surrounding Malnad districts of Karnataka, officers instructed PTI on Monday. According to a scenario report by Karnataka State Disaster Management Authority officers, until this morning, 121 villages and 22 taluks have been affected by the cyclone to this point.

The wind velocity of 114 kmph was recorded round 2 pm on the climate station primarily based at Afghan Church in South Mumbai’s Colaba space, the BMC mentioned. This was the best wind velocity recorded to this point throughout the day as per officers

Mumbai is ready to witness a excessive tide of three.94 metres at 3.44 pm, even because the IMD upgraded its warning for the town to “extremely heavy rainfall”.

As Mumbai recorded gusty winds and heavy rains, the town police tweeted about water-logging in six low-lying areas, together with the Hindmata junction, Andheri subway and Malad Subway, essential for the east-west connectivity.

One individual was killed and two injured as Cyclone Tauktae introduced rains and winds to Maharashtra’s Raigad district, the place the IMD has points a pink alert.

Cyclone Tauktae, which has now intensified into an “extremely severe cyclonic storm”, is prone to attain Gujarat coast by Monday night and cross the state coast between eight pm and 11 pm, the IMD mentioned.

As a precautionary measure, the state administration shifted over one lakh individuals residing in coastal areas of 17 districts to safer locations until late Sunday night time, and the work resumed on Monday morning, the federal government mentioned in a launch.

According to the State Emergency Operation Centre, within the 24-hour interval ending at 6 am on Monday, 84 talukas of 21 districts of Gujarat obtained mild rainfall, primarily brought about because of the cyclonic disturbances.

Six talukas obtained over one inch rainfall, it mentioned.

As per the newest bulletin of the India Meteorological Department (IMD), cyclone Tauktae has additional intensified into an “extremely severe cyclonic storm”.

“It is very likely to move north-north-westwards and reach the Gujarat coast in the evening hours of (May) 17th and cross the state coast between Porbandar and Mahuva (Bhavnagar district) during the night (2000 hrs-2300 hrs IST) with a maximum sustained wind speed of 155-165 kmph gusting to 185 kmph,” the IMD mentioned.

The cyclone will trigger mild to reasonable rainfall at many locations within the state, heavy to very heavy showers at a couple of locations, and intensely heavy downpour at remoted locations over southern districts of Saurashtra, Diu and Gujarat area on Monday and Tuesday, the IMD mentioned.

The sea circumstances will stay “phenomenal” until Tuesday morning earlier than enhancing, it mentioned.

The state authorities in a launch mentioned over one lakh individuals have been shifted to safer short-term shelters from 655 susceptible villages in 17 districts until late Monday night time.

Quite a lot of groups of departments like forest, roads and buildings, well being, income and electrical energy have been deployed to right away tackle the injury brought about because of the cyclone, it mentioned.

Besides, 41 groups of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have additionally been deployed together with 10 groups of the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF). Three groups of the NDRF have been saved in reserve, the discharge mentioned.

Special preparations have been made in hospitals treating COVID-19 sufferers to make sure electrical energy backup in case of energy outage because of the cyclone.

Arrangements have additionally been made for 161 ICU ambulances and 576 ambulances of ‘108’ service to shift sufferers in case of emergency, it mentioned.

The state authorities has additionally created 35 inexperienced corridors for simple transportation of medical oxygen for the needy sufferers throughout Gujarat.

De-watering pumps have additionally been arrange in low-lying areas to clear flooding.

Local administrations have eliminated 2,126 hoardings in city areas and 643 in rural areas in addition to 668 short-term buildings, to keep away from any menace brought on by them to individuals’s lives, the federal government mentioned.

With inputs from PTI

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