15 May 2021: PIB Summary & Analysis

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1. Cyclone ‘Tauktae’

1. Cyclone ‘Tauktae’

Context:

Preparedness review for Cyclone ‘Tauktae’.

About Cyclone ‘Tauktae’:

  • India Meteorological Department (IMD) has informed that Cyclone ‘Tauktae’ is expected to touch the Gujarat coast between Porbandar & Naliya around 18th May afternoon/evening with the wind speed ranging up to 175 kmph.
  • It is likely to cause heavy rainfall in the coastal districts of Gujarat, including extremely heavy falls in Junagadh & Gir Somnath and heavy to very heavy rainfall at a few places in the districts of Saurashtra Kutch & Diu.
  • IMD also warned of a storm surge of about  2- 3 m above astronomical tide to inundate some coastal areas in Gujarat.
  • Indian Coast Guard and the Navy have deployed ships and helicopters for relief, search and rescue operations. Air Force and Engineer task force units of Army, with boats and rescue equipment, are on standby for deployment.
  • The cyclone is expected to affect the west coast of India including the states of Gujarat, Kerala, Karnataka, Goa, West Rajasthan, Lakshadweep Islands and also parts of Tamil Nadu.
  • NDRF is assisting the State agencies in their preparedness for evacuating people from vulnerable locations and is also continuously holding community awareness campaign on how to deal with the cyclonic situation.
  • Sea conditions will be very rough over the southeast Arabian Sea and adjoining Lakshadweep – Maldives area & equatorial Indian Ocean and fishermen have been warned to suspend all fishing activities.
  • It is very likely to intensify further into a Severe Cyclonic Storm during the next 6 hours and into a Very Severe Cyclonic Storm during the subsequent 12 hours. 
  • ‘Tauktae’ has been named by Myanmar.

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