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May 16, 2021 / 10:59 PM IST

Cyclone Tauktae News Highlights | Very severe cyclonic storm Tauktae likely to intensify further during next 24 hours: IMD

Tropical Cyclone Tauktae News Highlights: The Indian Air Force (IAF) has kept 16 transport aircraft and 18 helicopters ready as part of preparations to deal with the situation that could arise due to cyclone Tauktae.

Cyclone Tauktae News Highlights: Cyclone Tauktae has intensified into a "very severe cyclonic storm" and is approaching the Gujarat coast, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said. "It is very likely to move north-northwestwards and reach Gujarat coast in the evening hours of 17th (May) and cross Gujarat coast between Porbandar and Mahuva (Bhavnagar district) around 18th May
early morning," the IMD said. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reviewed the preparedness of states, central ministries and agencies concerned to deal with the situation arising out of cyclone Tauktae and asked them to take every possible measure to ensure that people are safely evacuated. The Western Railway said it has cancelled 56 trains either originating or terminating in Gujarat's Saurashtra region as a precaution.
  • May 16, 2021 / 10:58 PM IST

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  • May 16, 2021 / 09:39 PM IST

    Cyclone Tauktae LIVE Updates | NDRF in Maharashtra: Two sisters -- 17 years old & 12 years old -- lost their lives & their mother seriously injured after a tree uprooted & collapsed on their hut due to strong cyclonic winds in Anchalwadi area of Jalgaon around 3 pm today.

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  • May 16, 2021 / 09:38 PM IST

    Cyclone Tauktae LIVE Updates | IMD: Very severe cyclonic storm Tauktae is very likely to intensify further during next 24 hours. It is very likely to move north-northwestwards & reach Gujarat coast in evening of May 17 & cross Gujarat coast between Porbandar & Mahuva (Bhavnagar) around May 18 early morning.

  • May 16, 2021 / 09:37 PM IST

    Cyclone Tauktae LIVE Updates | Gujarat state government: Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani has requested the citizens not to leave their homes during May 17 and May 18. He said that there is a possibility of heavy rains along with hurricanes in the entire state of Gujarat. (ANI)

  • May 16, 2021 / 08:20 PM IST

    Cyclone Tauktae LIVE Updates | Four people died in Udupi, Uttara Kannada, Shivamogga, and Chikkamgaluru due to Cyclone Tauktae, says Karnataka government. (ANI)

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  • May 16, 2021 / 08:19 PM IST

    Cyclone Tauktae LIVE Updates | Home Minister Amit Shah stresses on protection of COVID hospitals, oxygen plants

    Home Minister Amit Shah reviewed the preparedness for Cyclone Tauktae in Gujarat, Maharashtra and two Union territories on Sunday and “specifically” stressed that all health facilities, including those for COVID-19 treatment, falling in the affected areas should be secured along with the patients.

    At a video-conference with the chief ministers of Gujarat and Maharashtra and the administrators of Daman and Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Shah also advised them to ensure adequate stocks of all essential medicines and supplies in the hospitals, keeping in view a likely disruption in the movement of vehicles, a statement issued by the Union home ministry said. (PTI)

  • May 16, 2021 / 08:18 PM IST

    Cyclone Tauktae LIVE Updates | Mandaviya reviews preparedness of ports along western coast

    With Cyclone Tauktae fast approaching the Gujarat coast, Minister of State for Ports, Shipping and Waterways Mansukh Mandaviya on Sunday reviewed the preparedness of ports and maritime boards of all states along India''s western coast.
    "Reviewed the preparedness of all ports and maritime boards of all states of western coast of India, pertaining to the Cyclone Tauktae.

    "Directed to take every steps to ensure safety of people with least possible damage. Ports assured the readiness to combat the situation," Mandaviya said in a tweet.

  • May 16, 2021 / 08:17 PM IST

    Cyclone Tauktae LIVE Updates | Tauktae intensifies after ploughing through coastal Kerala, Ktka, Goa; 4 dead

    Gale-force winds, heavy rainfall and high tidal waves swept the coastal belt of Kerala, Karnataka and Goa as Cyclone Tauktae hurtled northwards towards Gujarat on Sunday, leaving four people dead, damaging hundreds of houses, uprooting electricity poles and trees and forcing evacuation.
    According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), Tauktae which has taken the form of a "very severe cyclonic storm" is likely to intensify further during the next 24 hours and reach the Gujarat coast on Monday evening.

    An estimated 1.5 lakh people are being shifted from low-lying coastal areas in Gujarat while 54 teams of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) have been deployed in the state. (PTI)

  • May 16, 2021 / 08:16 PM IST

    Cyclone Tauktae LIVE Updates | NDRF DG SN Pradhan: Over 50 NDRF teams are being deployed in Gujarat. We're working on evacuation and awareness generation. Some people have died in Tamil Nadu due to wall collapse & electrocution. Some people have died in Karnataka.

  • May 16, 2021 / 08:15 PM IST

    Cyclone Tauktae LIVE Updates | NDRF DG SN Pradhan: More than 100 teams of NDRF have been deployed in 5-6 states. During a meeting with CMs of Gujarat & Maharashtra, the home minister said that our aim should be zero casualties & we're focusing on that. Maybe, we need to evacuate lakhs of people in Gujarat. 

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  • May 16, 2021 / 07:49 PM IST

    Cyclone Tauktae LIVE Updates | Water enters houses in low-lying areas of Mankombu, Thekkekara, Vejpara & Poovam in Kerala

  • May 16, 2021 / 07:48 PM IST

    Cyclone Tauktae LIVE Updates | In 5 taluks of Uttara Kannada, 71 houses, 76 fishing boats, and 271 electric poles are damaged. One person has died: Karnataka Minister Shivaram Hebbar. (ANI)

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