Cyclone Tauktae Latest News: The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Monday that the process of landfall of extremely large cyclonic storm ‘Tauktae’ has started along the coast of Gujarat and will continue for two hours. The outer wall of the cyclone passes through the Saurashtra region. The storm is currently 60 km south-southeast of Diu and is expected to pass through the Gujarati coast between Porbandar and Mahuva (Bhavnagar) during the night, with wind speeds of 155-165 km / h, which can reach 175 km / h. Can go for an hour.
Six people died in Konkan district
Earlier, six people died in Konkan district in separate incidents related to major cyclonic storms in Maharashtra, while three sailors are missing after two boats drowned in the sea. Before moving towards the Gujarati coast, the cyclone caused strong winds and heavy rains in Mumbai city and neighboring areas. The BMC said in a statement that winds were running at a speed of 114 km per hour in the weather station built in the Afghan Church in Colaba area of South Mumbai at 2 pm.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday spoke to the Lieutenants of Daman and Diu along with Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa to deal with and prepare for the Cyclone Tauktae. On Saturday, the Prime Minister reviewed preparations to deal with the aftermath of the storm in a high-level meeting, in which several ministers and related agencies were also involved.
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The Gujarat government has evacuated more than two lakh people in 18 districts along the coastal belt in view of the large cyclonic storm Tauktae. In Thane, Maharashtra, police and fire brigade officials on Monday rescued a 45-year-old man and got stuck in the vehicle after falling on a tree car.