Tauktae

Kerala: The IMD informed the very severe cyclonic storm Tauktae place centered over Saurashtra at 4:30 AM on Tuesday, about 85 kilometers north-north0east of Due and 20 km south of Amreli (Gujarat).

“The Cyclone continues to show weakening trend. Eye is disorganising, wall cloud is weakening,” the weather department stated.

As per IMD at approximately 5:30 AM, Cyclone Tauktae moved north-northeast wards with a rate of 11 kmph in the previous six hours.

At 2 AM, the IMD said that property interaction disorganized the eye and eyewall cloud arrangement.

Cyclone Tauktae left a trail of destruction and ruined structures, electricity lines, and uprooted trees since it made landfall on Monday night. It unleashed devastating winds that reached speeds up to 190 kilometres per hour as the storm made landfall at Gujarat.

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

The NDRF also came to rescue and cleared the street of fallen trees and branches in several districts.

The Indian Navy also rescued 132 individuals from over 400 onboard two Barges off the Mumbai coast in challenging sea conditions on Monday night. Two barges with 410 persons on board have gone adrift off the Mumbai coast as Tauktae had ventured into a really severe cyclonic storm over the Arabian Sea.

In a tweet by the official spokesperson of the Indian Navy, ” it stated, “60 persons rescued so far, including 18 by offshore support vessel Energy Star in extremely challenging sea conditions. Search and rescue operations will continue through the night.”

In Gujarat, over 2 lakh people were evacuated from their houses and Moved to security in view of the most effective cyclone in two or more decades.

The cyclone has also severely affected the coastal states of Kerala.