Cyclone Tauktae Warning: The storm that rose from the southeast Arabian Sea is moving towards Gujarat, by storm and ravaging. The storm could wreak havoc in Gujarat with the Union Territory of Daman and Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli. There is a possibility of heavy rains in Karnataka, Goa, and Maharashtra with the threat of floods in Kerala, Tamil Nadu, due to the storm.
Preparations completed dealing with the argument
The central and state governments have completed preparations to deal with the issue. The NDRF teams along with the Air Force are ready. Some airlines have reported their flights to be affected. Residents of the coastal area as well as fishermen have been alerted.
Tauktae likely to pass through Gujarat on 18 May
According to the Meteorological Department, Saturday night is likely to be Taukte and Vikral. It is likely to pass between Porbandar and Nalia in Gujarat on 18 May. The storm has been reported about two hundred and fifty km south west of Goa. It is expected to reach the coast of Karnataka in a few hours.
100 teams of NDRF engaged
The Air Force has deployed a fleet of 16 cargo planes and 18 helicopters to deal with Tauktae. Rescue equipment from these aircraft is being transported to the affected areas. Meanwhile, the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) tweeted that the number of force teams in the area has been increased from 53 to 100, estimating the intensity of the storm. The number of members in a team is 47. In this way, 4,700 jawans have been set up in this area. Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani has said that the state government has set up a control room to deal with the storm.
Myanmar gave its name to Tauktae
According to the Meteorological Department, this is the first storm of the year in the region. It is named Toukte. It is a Burmese word. In Myanmar, Tauktae refers to a special type of lizard. Actually, every storm is given a name. The storms in the north Indian Ocean are named by a group of 13 regional countries, including India, Pakistan. These member countries of the World Meteorological Organization have named 13-13 in their quotas. According to the order, one of these names is chosen. The name of the storm that came before it was Anfan. This name was given by Thailand.
Due to this storm, heavy rains are expected along with Goa on May 17 with strong winds in Sindhudurg, Ratnagiri, and Mumbai in Maharashtra. At present, Kerala and Tamil Nadu are receiving heavy rains. The Central Water Commission has issued an Orange alert on the possibility of sudden floods in both states.
Due to storm, flights may late
Meanwhile, Vistara and Indigo airlines have said that their flights could be affected due to the storm. At the same time, all flights from Lakshadweep have been stopped till 10 am on May 16. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has appealed to the Congress workers to help the people affected by the storm.
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