Cyclone Tauktae to reach Gujarat coast Monday evening landfall
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NEW DELHI: The cyclone ‘Tauktae’, which already introduced heavy rains to many elements of the western coastal states on Sunday, is “very likely” to succeed in 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 pace of 155-165 kmph gusting to 185 kmph.
“Damage can be anticipated 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 businesses has, in the meantime, began evacuating individuals 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 Three meter above astronomical tide over Amreli, Gir Somnath, Diu, Bhavnagar; 2-Three m over Bharuch, Anand, southern elements of Ahmedabad; 1-2 m over Surat, Navsari, Valsad, and zero.5 – 1m over the remaining coastal districts of Gujarat throughout the time of landfall. The storm surge is more likely to inundate many of the low-lying areas in these districts alongside the coast.
In the backdrop of those warnings, Union cupboard secretary Rajiv Gauba on Sunday chaired a gathering of the National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC) by way of 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.

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Reviewing the preparedness of the Central and state businesses, Gauba pressured that every one measures ought to be taken to evacuate individuals in areas affected by the cyclone, in order to make sure zero lack of life and harm.
The cupboard secretary additionally emphasised that every one steps ought to 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 an announcement.
The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has, in the meantime, deployed or made accessible 79 groups within the affected states for reduction and rescue operations. Besides, 22 further groups have additionally been saved in readiness. “Rescue and reduction groups of the Army, Navy and the Coast Guard together with ships and plane have additionally been deployed,” stated the assertion.

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