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Cyclone Tauktae to reach Gujarat coast Monday night, landfall expected early Tuesday | India News – Times of India


NEW DELHI: The cyclone ‘Tauktae’, which already introduced heavy rains to many components of the western coastal states on Sunday, is “very likely” to reach Gujarat coast on Monday night and cross areas between Porbandar and Mahuva (Bhavnagar district) round Tuesday early morning, stated the India Meteorological Department (IMD) in its newest replace on Saturday.
The main impression of the landfall will probably be felt in Porbandar, Amreli, Junagarh, Gir Somnath, Botad and Bhavnagar districts the place the ‘Tauktae’ will cross as a ‘very severe’ cyclonic storm with a wind velocity of 155-165 kmph gusting to 185 kmph.
“Damage is also expected in Devbhoomi Dwarka, Kutch, Jamnagar, Rajkot & Morbi, Valsad, Surat, Vadodara, Bharuch, Navsari, Anand and Ahmedabad districts of Gujarat,” stated IMD director basic M Mohapatra.
He stated, “The cyclonic system is being monitored by Doppler weather Radar, Goa. The IMD will keep on updating the movement of the cyclone and alert the state authorities and central agencies.”

The state administration in coordination with the central companies has, in the meantime, began evacuating folks from the weak coastal areas in Gujarat. “The state has been advised to completely suspend the fishing operation. People have been asked to remain indoors (during the landfall),” stated Mohapatra.
The IMD on Sunday issued a warning of storm surge of about 3 meter above astronomical tide over Amreli, Gir Somnath, Diu, Bhavnagar; 2-3 m over Bharuch, Anand, southern components of Ahmedabad; 1-2 m over Surat, Navsari, Valsad, and 0.5 – 1m over the remaining coastal districts of Gujarat throughout the time of landfall. The storm surge is probably going to inundate most of the low-mendacity areas in these districts alongside the coast.
In the backdrop of these warnings, Union cupboard secretary Rajiv Gauba on Sunday chaired a gathering of the National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC) via video conferencing with chief secretaries of Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu in addition to advisors to the directors of the Union Territories of Lakshadweep, and Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu.

Reviewing the preparedness of the Central and state companies, Gauba confused that each one measures must be taken to evacuate folks in areas affected by the cyclone, in order to guarantee zero loss of life and injury.
The cupboard secretary additionally emphasised that each one steps must be taken to keep away from disruption of functioning of hospitals and Covid Care Centres. “Necessary arrangements have been made in this regard to ensure uninterrupted functioning of hospitals and Covid Care Centres, along with ensuring generation and supply of oxygen to Covid facilities across the country,” stated a press release.
The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has, in the meantime, deployed or made obtainable 79 groups within the affected states for aid and rescue operations. Besides, 22 further groups have additionally been stored in readiness. “Rescue and relief teams of the Army, Navy and the Coast Guard along with ships and aircraft have also been deployed,” stated the assertion.

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