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Cyclone Tauktae LIVE: PM Modi to visit Gujarat and Diu tomorrow, review situation

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Cyclone Tauktae over western India on May 17.

  • The cyclone made landfall in Gujarat on Monday night and the weakening process is likely to continue for three hours
  • In the past 3 days, the cyclone impacted several states on the Western Coast. It damaged structures, electricity lines, and uprooted trees in Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Goa, Maharashtra

Cyclone Tauktae LIVE Updates: At least 27 people were dead and almost 100 missing on Tuesday after cyclone Tauktae slammed India.

Cyclone Tauktae LIVE Updates: At least 27 people were dead and almost 100 missing on Tuesday after cyclone Tauktae slammed India.

Hundreds of thousands of people were left without power after the storm hit the Gujarat coast in western India on Monday evening, leaving a trail of death and destruction.

Hundreds of thousands of people were left without power after the storm hit the Gujarat coast in western India on Monday evening, leaving a trail of death and destruction.

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Elsewhere, seven fresh casualties took the toll to 27 including a child crushed by a collapsing wall, an 80-year-old woman killed by a falling pole and a teenage girl by a crumbling roof.

More than 16,500 houses were damaged, 40,000 trees were uprooted and 2,400 villages were without power.

According to the IMD, the cyclone barrelled inland, weakening slightly but still bringing heavy rains and gale-force winds. Forecasters said it would ease into a deep depression during the next six hours.

Cyclone Tauktae - LIVE UPDATES

Cyclone Tauktae: PM Modi to visit Gujarat, Diu on 19 May to take stock of situation

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Gujarat and Diu on Wednesday to personally review situation and damage due to Cyclone Tauktae. The PM will conduct an aerial survey of areas such as Una, Diu, Jafarabad, and Mahuva. The prime minister will also hold a review meeting in Ahmedabad later.

PM Modi will leave Delhi at around 9:30 am and land at Bhavnagar from where he will proceed for an aerial survey of Una, Diu, Jafarabad, and Mahuva.

Delhi-NCR, parts of north India to receive rains

As cyclone storm 'Tauktae' weakens further, its after-effects will bring moderate rains to several parts of north India, including Delhi-NCR, over the next two days, the MeT department said.

"Tomorrow, it will stretch from Rajasthan to Haryana. Due to this, east and west Uttar Pradesh, east Rajasthan, the Delhi-NCR region will witness moderate rain. There is a possibility of heavy rains in some parts of Delhi," it added.

Power disruption affects over 46 lakh consumers in Maharashtra

Cyclone Tauktae disrupted power supply to 46.41 lakh consumers in Thane, Raigad, Palghar, Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg, and other districts of Maharashtra.

However, the electricity supply of 34.14 lakh consumers has been successfully restored.

Among all Maharashtra's districts, Thane was the worst hit as the cyclone snapped the power supply of 7.85 lakh consumers.

Till (Tuesday) evening, supply of 5.50 lakh of the 7.85 lakh consumers was restored in Thane, the state government said.

In Raigad, 7.73 lakh consumers were affected by the power outage. Electricity supply of 5.10 lakh of these 7.73 lakh consumers was restored by evening.

Similarly, the storm disrupted the power supply to 5.88 lakh consumers in Palghar, it said, adding the electricity supply of 2.44 lakh consumers was restored.

Cyclone Tauktae is about 35 km west of Ahmedabad: IMD

The IMD said that cyclonic storm Tauktae is over Gujarat region. It said that the cyclone is "About 120 km south-southeast of Deesa (Gujarat), and 35 km west of Ahmedabad and 80 km east-northeast of Surendranagar (Gujarat)". Tauktae is likely to weaken into a deep depression within three hours, IMD said.

Rescue operation of Barge P-305 continues: ONGC

The Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC) said that "All drifted vessels, except 'P-305', are taken in control, and their crew is safe".

"The Indian Navy and ONGC are actively engaged in rescuing the crew of vessel 'P-305," it added.

7 dead in Gujarat; Tauktae weakens but rain continues

At least seven people were killed in Gujarat as cyclone Tauktae battered parts of the state. However, the cyclonic storm has now weakened, and will gradually become a "deep depression" as it moves northwards, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.

The cyclone has cause heavy rainfall in Gujarat and left many areas of Ahmedabad city inundated with knee-deep water on Tuesday.

According to Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, over 16,000 houses were damaged, and more than 40,000 trees and over 1,000 poles uprooted due to the cyclonic storm in Gujarat

Gujarat to resume Covid vaccination drive on 20 May

Gujarat chief Minister Vijay Rupani said the state will resume the vaccination drive against coronavirus on 20 May, Thursday. Gujarat has temporarily suspended Covid-19 vaccination due to the landfall of cyclone Tauktae.

Remnant of cyclone Tauktae 'very likely' to move across Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh during 19-20 May

The Ministry of Earth and Sciences on Tuesday said that cyclone Tauktae very likely to move north northeastwards and weaken gradually into a Deep Depression during next 3 hours and into a Depression during the subsequent 6 hours. "The remnant of the system is very likely to move northeastwards across Rajasthan to west Uttar Pradesh during 19-20 May," it added.

The remnant would interact with the Wester disturbance, and 'light to moderate rainfall and thundershower are expected over northwest and central India on Tuesday. "While heavy rainfall is expected at isolated places over south Rajasthan. And, very heavy rainfall at isolated places over Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, and Madhya Pradesh," it added.

Cyclone Tauktae: Out of 261 people, 182 rescued

Out of 261 people, 182 people have been rescued from the cyclone Tauktae hit Arabian Sea off the coast of Mumbai, so far. Rescue operations are still on.

Cyclone Tauktae: Navy hunts for over 80 missing oil workers at sea

The Indian Navy mounted a massive air and sea rescue mission on Tuesday for 81 missing oil workers and crew whose barge sank in heavy seas following super cyclonic storm Tauktae.

Navy, Coast Guard rescue 314 people from two barges

The Indian Navy and Coast Guard have so far rescued 314 people on board two barges that went adrift in the Arabian Sea near Mumbai hours before Cyclone Tauktae made landfall.

Three barges and an oil rig with 611 personnel on board had gone adrift on Monday. These included accommodation barge P305 with 273 persons, cargo barge GAL Constructor with 137 personnel on board, accommodation barge SS-3 with 196 personnel on board and the Sagar Bhushan oil rig with 101 personnel on board.

While all the 137 people on board the cargo barge GAL Constructor have been rescued, 177 of the 273 onboard P305 have been rescued so far, Navy officials said.

Cyclone Tauktae: 5 dead in Thane, Palghar

Five people were killed in Thane and Palghar districts in various incidents related to cyclonic storm Taukta. Two persons were killed in Vasai taluka, and three others died in Thane district.

The deceased included a 51-year-old auto-rickshaw driver who was killed after a tree fell on his vehicle in Palghar.

Besides, a 40-year-old man died after being crushed by cement blocks that fell from the roof of a house due to high winds in Valiv area.

In Thane, a 75-year-old woman was killed after a tree collapsed on her house in Kashimira area.

Cyclone Tauktae impact: 3 dead, 10 injured in Mumbai

Cyclone Tauktae claimed three lives and left 10 others injured in Mumbai over the last 24 hours.

Watch video: Navy rescues a person from Barge P305

Indian Navy rescued a person from Barge P305 that went adrift in the Arabia Sea near Mumbai before Cyclone Tauktae made landfall on the Gujarat coast.

Battling extreme weather, the Indian Navy has so far rescued 177 people on board a barge. Navy ships were deployed on Monday after receipt of a request for assistance for barge 'P305' adrift off Heera oil fields in Bombay high area with 273 personnel on board.

60 persons on board the barge were rescued till 11 pm and the remaining overnight. Besides, a Navy helicopter brought three rescuees to INS Shikra on Tuesday.

Cyclone Tauktae damages wall, footpath near Gateway of India

Cyclonic storm Tauktae damaged a sea-facing safety wall and iron gates near the iconic Gateway of India. The main structure of the historic monument did not suffer any damage, but a portion of the footpath near it caved-in.

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A view of the divider near the Gateway of India after cyclone Taukate hit in Mumbai.
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Gujarat CM Rupani monitors situation from emergency ops centre

Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani monitored state's situation at the State Emergency Operations during the last 24 hours amid landfall of cyclone Tauktae.

When the landfall process of the cyclone began on the Gujarat coast around 9 pm on Monday, Rupani reached the SEOC, a central control room in Gandhinagar, to take stock of the situation and guide the administration.

He stayed at the control room till Monday midnight and held telephonic conversations and virtual meetings with collectors and field officers of affected districts.

Rupani returned to the SEOC again on Tuesday morning and spent over three hours, during which he chaired a review meeting with officials and collected information about the present situation.

Cyclone Tauktae: Tidal wave likely to inundate coastal areas during next 3 hours, says IMD

The IMD said that the tidal wave might inundate coastal areas of Saurashtra during the next three hours. The weather department added, "About 1-2 metre tidal waves over Gir Somnath, Diu, Bhavnagar, Bharuch, Amreli, and southern parts of Ahmedabad during the next 3 hours".

DoT permits intra-circle roaming in cyclone-hit districts

The Department of Telecom (DoT) has allowed intra-circle roaming , which allows telecom operators to use each others network, in cyclone Tauktae-hit districts of Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa and Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu for 24 hours.

The department has allowed intra-circle roaming in Gujarat's Amreli, Bhavnagar, Botad, Gir, Somnath, Junagadh, Valsad and Navsari in Gujarat, and also in districts of Daman and Diu, Dadar and Nagar Haveli.

Indian Coast Guard rescues 16 people stranded in 2 vessels in Gujarat

The Indian Coast Guard rescued eight fishermen onboard a fishing boat which drifted into the sea off the coast of Veraval harbour in Gujarat due to cyclone Tauktae.

Besides, two Coast Guard Chetak helicopters rescued eight crew members of stranded ship 'Gal Constructor' from the sea off the Satpati coast (in neighbouring Maharashtra) on Tuesday.

Power supply to be restored in entire Goa by May 19

The electricity supply in Goa snapped due to the cyclonic storm Tauktae will be restored by Wednesday, the state electricity department said on Tuesday.

Most areas in Goa plunged into darkness on Sunday after high-speed winds coupled with rains uprooted transmission cables, poles and trees.

7 dead, 16,000 houses damaged; Cyclone Tauktae leaves trail of destruction in Gujarat

At least seven people were killed in Gujarat as cyclone Tauktae battered parts of the state. Besides, more than 16,000 houses were damaged, and more than 40,000 trees and over 1,000 poles uprooted due to the storm.

Cyclone Tauktae snaps power of over 18 lakh consumers in 2 districts

Cyclonic storm Tauktae, which hit the Gujarat coast in Saurashtra region on Monday night, disrupted the power supply of 18.43 lakh consumers in Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg districts.

However, the supply of 52% of these consumers from 3,665 villages in these two districts has been restored while efforts are on on a war footing to restore electricity in the rest of the areas.

Cyclone Tauktae: Amit Shah speaks to Maharashtra, Gujarat, Rajasthan CMs

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday spoke to the chief ministers of Maharashtra, Gujarat and Rajasthan and took stock of the situation in their states after the landfall of cyclone Tauktae.

Shah extended support of the Union government in aiding and mitigating challenges that arose in the aftermath of the cyclone.

Cyclone Tauktae: 24 people were dead, almost 100 missing

At least 24 people were dead and almost 100 missing on Tuesday after cyclone slammed into Gujarat. Besides, hundreds of thousands of people were left without power due to cyclone Tauktae.

Cyclone Tauktae: Heavy rain likely in parts of Gujarat

Cyclone Tauktae: MET Ahmedabad Director Manorama Mohanty says as of now Tauktae is severe cyclonic storm. "It will convert into cyclonic storm in one hour. It will go 50-60 km west of Ahmedabad. Wind speed will be 45-55 km/hr gusting to 65 km/hr. Isolated heavy rain likely in Ahmedabad and some other districts. Heavy to very heavy rain likely to take place in Amreli, Bhavnagar, Rajkot and Surendranagar. The cyclonic system is weakening and it will weaken further. Its impact will be in place only today."

Cyclone Tauktae: Rain likely over these places of Uttar Pradesh

Cyclone Tauktae Live: Light to moderate intensity rain would occur over isolated places of entire Delhi, Noida, Greater-Noida, Ghaziabad, Dadri, Chapraula, Hapur, Meerut, Modinagar, Pilakhua, Khekra, Hindon-AF station, Moradabad, Hathras, Firozabad, Badayun, Aligarh, Sikandra Rao, Narora, Raya, Igals, Gulaothi, Atrauli, Kashganj, Mathura, Sahaswan, Nandgaon, Barsana, Khurja, Pahasu, Tundla, Agra, Etah, Jattari, Jajau, Rampur, Bilari, Jahangirabad, Sadabad, Baraut (U.P.)

Cyclone Tauktae: Cyclone weakens into cyclonic storm

NDRF Chief SN Pradhan says that the state emergency operation centre of Gujarat has informed and confirmed that there have been no deaths at all. He says the cyclone weakened into a cyclonic storm level and probably in another couple of hours it will become a cyclonic system which is a much lower category and by the time it reaches Gujarat coast in the late evening, it would have become a depression.

Cyclone Tauktae: Latest visual from Gateway of India, Mumbai



Cyclone Tauktae: 3 dead, 16,500 huts affected in Gujarat

Cyclone Tauktae: Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani today informed that three people have lost their lives due to Tauktae Cyclone. Around 40,000 trees have fallen and 16,500 huts affected in the state.

Cyclone Tauktae: INS Kolkata yesterday rescued two survivors from the life raft of vessel Vara Prabha

Severe cyclonic storm to weaken further in 3 hours: IMD

The IMD says severe cyclonic storm Tauktae lay centred at 0830 hours about 210 km southwest of Ahmedabad, 130 km south-southwest of Surendranagar, Gujarat. It will weaken gradually into a cyclonic storm during next 3 hours.

Cyclone Tauktae: Vijay Rupani holds high-level review meeting

Cyclone Tauktae: Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani held a high-level review meeting on cyclone situation and rainfall conditions in the state, specially in the 14 coastal districts.

IMD predicts rain in Delhi, UP, Haryana, Rajasthan

The weather department has predicted light to moderate intensity rain over isolated places of West-Delhi, South-west Delhi.

In UP, rain is likely to occur over Hathras, Firozabad, Badayun, Aligarh, Sikandra Rao, Narora, Raya, Igals, Atrauli, Kashganj, Mathura, Sahaswan, Nandgaon, Barsana, Khurja, Pahasu, Tundla, Agra, Etah, Mainpuri, Jattari, Jajau, Rampur, Bilari, Jahangirabad, and Sadabad.

In Haryana, rain is expected in Hodal, Kosli, Jhajjar, Farukhnagar, Bulandshahar, Bawal, Nuh, Tizara, Charki-Dadri, Aurangabad, Palwal, Rewari, Bhiwadi, Manesar, Sohna, Narnaul, and Mahendergarh.

In Rajasthan, rain is expected to occur over Bayana, Mehndipur, Alwar, Mahwa, Dausa, Kotputli, Rajgarh, Viratnagar, Kairthal, Nagaur, Jhunjhunu, Pilani, and Nadbai.

Cyclone Tauktae: Amit Shah speaks to CMs of affected states

Union Home Minister Amit Shah spoke to Chief Ministers of cyclone-affected States-Rajasthan, Maharashtra and Gujarat and Administrators of Union Territory Dadra And Nagar Haveli to take an update about the situation and about any help they required from Centre

Gujarat: Visuals from Rajula, Amreli

Cyclone Tauktae: Rain continues in Surat

Cyclone Tauktae: Rain continues in Surat. The cyclonic storm has weakened from extremely severe to severe cyclonic storm.

Cyclone Tauktae: High tidal waves sea near Mumbai

Cyclone Tauktae: Latest update from IMD

In the latest update posted on Twitter, the IMD said that the very severe cyclonic storm, Tauktae weekend into a severe cyclonic storm and lay centred at 7.30 hours IST of May 18 over Saurashtra. It said very severe cyclonic storm Tauktae would move north-northeast wards and weaken gradually into a cyclonic storm during next 3 hours.

ONGC says unfortunate incidences have occurred due to Cyclone Tauktae

Cyclone Tauktae: ONGC says that due to severe cyclonic storm, unfortunate incidences have occurred involving three construction barges of Afcons working on a project of ONGC in Western Offshore fields in the Arabian Sea and one drilling rig of ONGC deployed for exploration purpose. ONGC is taking all possible measures in coordination with ODAG (Offshore Defence Advisory Group) and MRCC (Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre) to ensure the safety of personnel and vessels.

Cyclone Tauktae: Strong wind and rain hammer Gujarat

Cyclone Tauktae: The cyclonic storm is weakening but strong wind and rain are still hammering Gujarat.

Cyclone Tauktae: major destruction in Saurashtra

Cyclone Tauktae caused major destruction in Gujarat's Saurashtra. The storm made landfall in Gujarat yesterday evening. In the past three days, the cyclone impacted several states on the Western Coast including Gujarat. It damaged structures, electricity lines, and uprooted trees in states like Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Goa, Maharashtra. In Maharashtra, impact was in raigad, Mumbai - where airport services were suspended, Bandra-Worli sea link was closed, Covid centre was hit, vaccine drive had to be stopped, heavy downpour led to waterlogging in parts of the city.

Cyclone Tauktae: NDRF clearing roads, bringing normalcy

Cyclone Taukte: Trees uprooted in Mumbai's Ballard Estate area due to heavy rain and wind.

Navy rescues 60 people on board a barge that went adrift on Tuesday

The Indian Navy has rescued 60 people on board a barge that went adrift in the Arabia Sea near Mumbai on Tuesday. PTI reports that the Navy had deployed three — INS Kolkata, INS Kochi and INS Talwar — of its frontline warships after receiving messages to rescue 410 people on board two barges off the Mumbai coast on Monday. A Navy spokesperson told the news agency that a total of 60 persons from Barge P305 were rescued till 11 pm on Monday, 42 by INS Kochi and 18 by offshore support vessel Energy Star in extremely challenging sea conditions.

IMD predicts rainfall in parts of UP, Haryana, Rajasthan

In its latest update posted Twitter, the IMD said that light intensity rain would occur over isolated places of Hathras, Sikandra Rao, Greater-Noida, Narora, Raya, Atrauli, Kashganj, Mathura, Sahaswan, Nandgaon, Barsana, Jahangirabad, Khurja, Pahasu, Tundla, Agra, Jattari, Jajau (Uttar Pradesh); Hodal, Gohana (Haryana); Bayana, Mehndipur, Mahwa, Dausa, Kotputli, Rajgarh, Nagaur, Nadbai (Rajasthan) and adjoining areas during the next two hours.

Cyclone Tauktae: Gusty winds in Gujarat's Jamnagar this morning

'Extremely' Severe Cyclonic Storm Tauktae is now weakening into a 'very severe cyclonic storm. And now Gujarat is witnessing gusty winds in parts of the state.

Road between Gujarat's Somnath district and Diu cleared by Army

Cyclone Tauktae: Rain, gusty winds in Una town of Saurashtra near Diu

IMD predicts rainfall in parts of UP

Light to moderate intensity rain would occur over isolated places of Firozabad, Hathras, Narora, Raya, Iglas, Aligarh, Atrauli, Kashganj, Mathura, Sahaswan, Etah, Nandgaon, Barsana, Jahangirabad, Khurja,Pahasu,Tundla,Agra, Jattari, Sikandra Rao,Jajau (U.P).

Blocked road cleared

The road between Gujarat's Somnath district and the Union Territory of Diu (Daman and Diu), which was blocked due to fallen trees, has been cleared by the Army personnel for movement of vehicles.

The weather department said that the extremely severe cyclonic storm Tauktae weakened into a very severe cyclonic storm and lay centred at 11:30 pm on May 17 over Saurashtra, about 30 km northeast of Diu. Rear sector of the eye wall region is entering into land.

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