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IMD Issues Warning Against Cyclone Tauktae causing trouble in the Arabian sea

The Indian Meteorological Department warned about the low pressure intensifying into a cyclone on 16th May. However, they warned five coastal states near the Arabian Sea. Gujarat, Maharashtra, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, and, Karnataka have been warned by the Department about the Tauktae cyclone.

Therefore, after the warning, the national disaster response force has been committed with 53 teams to tackle the after-effects of Cyclone Tauktae.

NDRF Director General S N Pradhan said in a tweet, that the NDRF teams have deployed to the coastal regions which is near the Arabian sea, i.e. Gujarat, Maharashtra, Kerala, Karnataka, and Tamil Nadu. However, he continues and said that out of 53 teams 24 have been pre-deployed and, the rest of them are on standby.

One NDRF team constitutes about 40 personnel. They will be equipped with all the things like a tree and pole cutter, medical aids, and all the necessary things. Worry not, our NDRF team is with us. But, if you remember the Uttrakhand flood, you will remember that how hardworking and great our team is.

About the cyclone

The name Tauktae is by Myanmar which, means gecko. Tauktae is the first cyclonic storm of the Year. The cyclone’s speed would be 40 to 60 mph. Therefore, there are chances that wind speed will intensify to 70 kilometers per hour on 15th May and 80 kmph on 16th May.

As per advisories released, which is given by the state and IMD, a pressure area had formed over the southeast Arabian Sea and connecting the Lakshadweep region on Thursday.

IMD warned that the cyclone will concentrate into a depression over the very region by Saturday morning. But, it will intensify and enhance into a cyclonic storm within 24 hours. So, It will rush towards North-Western states, Gujarat, and adjoining Pakistan coasts and intensify itself. Therefore, the advisory said that the storm will reach Gujarat around 18th May. 

Which state and districts are getting more affected?

The Red alert for:-

  • Pathanamthitta districts,
  • Lakshadweep,
  • Thiruvananthapuram and,
  • Kollam

Orange alert indicating heavy rainfall to:-

  • Kottayam,
  • Ernakulam,
  • Idukki and,
  • Alappuzha.

Suresh Bharti, the assistant commissioner of the fishing department of Raigad, warned fishermen to return to the Shore. But, after the warning given by IMD, around 142 fishing boats have returned to the Shore in Raigad.

Therefore, the IMD said, that districts like Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg will receive heavy to very heavy rainfall and, in Mumbai, Raigad and Thane will receive heavy rainfall on Monday. Raigad is also, expected to receive thunderstorms and lightning on Monday and will have dusty winds from Saturday onwards.

Moreover, we understand that the world is going through a lot. Therefore, this cyclone is just adding spice to all the drama. We request each one of you to stay at home and be safe.

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