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Cyclone Tauktae Live Updates: PM Modi To Visit Gujarat Tomorrow, Will Review Situation

The IMD has stated that Cyclone Tauktae is likely to intensify into a very severe cyclonic storm within the next 24 hours and that it will cross the western coast of Gujarat on early morning of May 18

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The IMD has stated that Cyclone Tauktae is likely to intensify into a very severe cyclonic storm within the next 24 hours and that it will cross the western coast of Gujarat on early morning of May 18
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21:16 IST, May 18th 2021
PM Modi to visit Gujarat

PM Modi will visit Gujarat and Diu tomorrow to personally review the and damage due to Cyclone Tauktae.

The Prime Minister will leave Delhi at around 9:30 am and land at Bhavnagar. Thereon, he will proceed for an aerial survey of Una, Diu, Jafarabad & Mahuva. 

PM Modi will also hold a review meeting at Ahmedabad.

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21:16 IST, May 18th 2021
PM Modi to visit Gujarat

PM Modi will visit Gujarat and Diu tomorrow to personally review the and damage due to Cyclone Tauktae.

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20:51 IST, May 18th 2021
Cyclone Tauktae likely to weaken into deep depression within 3 hours: IMD

Cyclone Tauktae over the Gujarat region, about 120 km south-southeast of Deesa, and 35 km west of Ahmedabad and 80 km east-northeast of Surendranagar in Gujarat. It is likely to weaken into a deep depression within 3 hours: IMD.

 

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20:07 IST, May 18th 2021
Fairly widespread to widespread rainfall likely over North West India: IMD

 

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19:46 IST, May 18th 2021
Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani assesses damage caused by Cyclone Tauktae

Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani held a video conference with collectors of districts that have been affected the most by Cyclone Tauktae and sought details of the damages. He also directed the officials to ensure immediate relief and restoration efforts. In view of the Cyclonic storm, the COVID-19 vaccination drive has been suspended in the state and will resume on May 20, according to Gujarat CMO.

 

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19:00 IST, May 18th 2021
Indian Navy updates about its rescue operations amid Cyclone Tauktae

Indian Naval Ships Beas, Betwa and Teg joined INS Kochi and INS Kolkata for undertaking Search and Rescue (SAR) operations for Barge P-305, which sank 35 nautical miles from Mumbai (in the Mumbai Offshore Development Area). SAR has also been augmented with P8I and naval helicopters, which continue to undertake aerial searches in the area. Since the commencement of the SAR from PM 17 May 2021, 180 survivors have been recovered so far.

SAR efforts are also in progress off the coast of Gujarat for three vessels namely Support Station 3, Great Ship Aditi and Drill Ship Sagar Bhushan, which are 15-20 nautical miles South-East off Gujarat coast (Pipavav). INS Talwar has arrived in the area and taken over the duties of 'On-Scene Coordinator' for coordination of the SAR effort. The Western Naval Command, in coordination with ONGC and DG shipping, has diverted five tugs to render assistance. Great Ship Aditi and Support Station 3 have been able to drop anchor. Meanwhile, OSV’s Samudra Sevak and SV Cheel are connected to manoeuvre Sagar Bhushan, and the situation at present appears to be stable.

The sea continues to be extremely rough with sea state 4-5 and winds 25-30 knots (approx 35 - 55 kmph), posing a challenge to the ships and aircraft involved in SAR operations.

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18:41 IST, May 18th 2021
Cyclone Tauktae centred at about 50 km west-southwest of Ahmedabad: IMD

Cyclone Tauktae is about 50 km west-southwest of Ahmedabad and 60 km east-northeast of Surendranagar. To weaken gradually into a deep depression during next 6 hours, according to IMD 

 

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18:32 IST, May 18th 2021
Indian Coast Guard rescues all 137 people on board barge GAL Constructor

 

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18:27 IST, May 18th 2021
182 out of 261 rescued, rescue operations underway near Mumbai coast

 

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17:38 IST, May 18th 2021
Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar visits Gateway of India to access damage caused by Cyclone Tauktae

Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar has visited the Gateway of India to take stock of the damage caused by Cyclone Tauktae. "Gateway of India is our heritage. We have to repair the damage," she said while accessing the damages and also advised "people shouldn't leave their homes unnecessarily" due to continued strong winds being experienced in the city. 

According to a PTI report, Cyclonic storm Tauktae damaged a sea-facing safety wall and iron gates near the iconic Gateway of India here and some jetty stones in the vicinity also got dislodged due to its impact, civic officials said on Tuesday.

Read full report here:

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17:09 IST, May 18th 2021
WATCH: Indian Coast Guard's rescue mission in Goa to save stranded DGLL employees at Vengurla Rock Light House

 

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17:03 IST, May 18th 2021
Rajasthan's Jaisalmer on alert mode over Cyclone Tauktae

The storm due to Cyclone Tauktae has been predicted from May 18 to May 21 in the border district of Jaisalmer. The Jaisalmer district administration is on alert mode. The Border Security Force (BSF) is also on high alert along the international border near Jaisalmer, Barmer. Advisory has also been issued to prevent any infiltration or illegal activities under the cover of the storm, BSF official said.

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16:55 IST, May 18th 2021
Delhi NCR region expecting light to moderate intensity rains: IMD

 

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16:48 IST, May 18th 2021
Cyclone Tauktae likely to cause showers in Rajasthan, Delhi and UP

Cyclone Tauktae weakening gradually in next three hours, however it is likely to cause heavy to very heavy rainfall in isolated places in Rajasthan on May 18. Isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall is also like in Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Haryana, Chandigarh & Delhi and West Uttar Pradesh on May 19.  

 

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15:50 IST, May 18th 2021
Chetak Helicopter rescues two stranded Light House authorities in Goa

 

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15:21 IST, May 18th 2021
One of the most challenging search & rescue ops in last 4 decades: Deputy Chief of Naval Staff

 

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15:15 IST, May 18th 2021
NDRF gets to firefighting in Daman amid Cyclone Tauktae

 

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13:47 IST, May 18th 2021
Cyclone Tauktae Live Updates: Worst is over, says NDRF chief

 The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) Director General SN Pradhan on Tuesday said that the 'worst is over' and Cyclone Tauktae will "become a depression" by today evening. Pradhan said, "The cyclone has 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. By the time it reaches Gujarat coast in the late evening, it would have become a depression...The worst is over"

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13:43 IST, May 18th 2021
Cyclone Tauktae Live Updates: Severe cyclonic storm to convert into cyclonic storm in 1 hr, says MET Ahmedabad

 

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12:40 IST, May 18th 2021
Cyclone Tauktae Live Updates: Indian Coast Guard Chetaks airlift 10 crew from grounded Barge Gal Constructor

 

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12:25 IST, May 18th 2021
Cyclone Tauktae Live Updates: Skymet predicts rain in parts of Rajasthan

"After giving heavy rains in Mumbai and Gujarat, Tauktae can now give heavy rains in many districts of Rajasthan. Rain will continue in the western districts of Madhya Pradesh." Skymet reported 

 

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12:10 IST, May 18th 2021
Cyclone Tauktae Live Updates: Mumbai records highest ever 24-hour rainfall in May

Mumbai received 230 mm rainfall due to the cyclonic storm Tauktae, with a weather expert claiming it to be the highest 24-hour downpour in May in the recorded history. According to the India Meteorological Department's (IMD) Mumbai centre, the Santacruz observatory (representative of suburbs) recorded 230.3 mm rainfall in the 24-hour period ending at 8.30 am on Tuesday. Besides, the Colaba observatory (representative of south Mumbai) recorded 207.6 mm rain during the same period. As per the IMD's calculations, rainfall above 204.5 mm is considered as extremely heavy. 

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12:06 IST, May 18th 2021
Cyclone Tauktae Live Updates: Cyclonic storm will weaken within the next three hours, says IMD

 

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11:48 IST, May 18th 2021
Cyclone Tauktae Live Updates: Three people have lost their lives in Gujarat, says CM

 

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11:25 IST, May 18th 2021
Cyclone Tauktae Live Updates: Indian Navy rescues a person from Barge P305 that went adrift in Mumbai

 

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11:10 IST, May 18th 2021
Cyclone Tauktae Live Updates: Vijay Rupani chairs meeting with officials to take stock of situation

 

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10:58 IST, May 18th 2021
Cyclone Tauktae Live Updates: 'Severe Cyclonic Storm' to weaken into 'Cyclonic storm' in 3 Hours: IMD

 

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10:30 IST, May 18th 2021
Cyclone Tauktae Live Updates: Cyclone Tauktae to leave an impact in Punjab and Haryana as well

The Meteorological Department has predicted rain and wind due to cyclone in different parts of Punjab and Haryana because of the cyclone's landfall in Gujarat. The change in weather will be witnessed in Punjab and Haryana on May 19 and 20 May

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10:01 IST, May 18th 2021
Cyclone Tauktae Live Updates: Post-cyclone visuals from Gujarat

 

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09:44 IST, May 18th 2021
Cyclone Tauktae Live Updates: Army rescue and relief teams activated in cyclone-hit places