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Cyclone Tauktae Highlights: 1 dead, 3 injured as heavy rains lash Rajasthan

According to a report by AFP, at least 33 people lost their lives and more than 90 got missing battered the west coast.
By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 20, 2021 12:33 AM IST

Cyclone Tauktae is expected to weaken into depression after leaving a trail of destruction behind, the Indian Meteorological office said on Wednesday. "Deep Depression (Remnants of Tauktae) over Gujarat region lay centered at 2330 hours IST of the 18th May, 2021 is about 110 km north-northeast of Ahmedabad. It is likely to weaken gradually into a Depression during next 06 hours," said IMD in a tweet.

Later in the day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Gujarat and Diu to review the situation and damage due to Cyclone Tauktae.

According to a report by AFP, at least 33 people lost their lives and more than 90 got missing after cyclone Tauktae battered the west coast. Cyclone Tauktae caused severe damage to property and lives, and the Indian Navy is working to carry out search and rescue operations. It is also providing relief to people affected by the cyclone.

Meanwhile, fishermen are still advised by the authorities to not venture out in the sea.

In Delhi, light to moderate intensity rain and gusty winds with a speed of 30-40 km/h would continue to occur over and adjoining areas of entire National Capital Rregion (Bahadurgarh, Gurugram, Faridabad, Ballabhgarh, Noida) Panipat, Gannaur, Sonipat, Gohana, said IMD in its Wednesday bulletin.

On Tuesday, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray discussed the impact of Cyclone Tauktae with with his Gujarat counterpart Vijay Rupani.

Follow all the updates here:

  • MAY 19, 2021 11:58 PM IST

    Delhi sees highest 24-hour rainfall in May since 1976 due to impact of Cyclone Tauktae

    The national capital on Wednesday recorded 60 mm rainfall till 8:30 pm, the highest 24-hour rainfall in May since 1976 due to the impact of Cyclone Tauktae, the IMD told news agency PTI. Delhi also recorded a maximum temperature of 23.8℃, the lowest maximum temperature in May since 1951, the IMD added.

  • MAY 19, 2021 10:27 PM IST

    Cyclone Tauktae: 1 dead, 3 injured as heavy rains lash Rajasthan

    One person died and three injured as heavy rains lashed Rajasthan due to cyclone Tauktae, reports PTI. The cyclone reached the state earlier on Tuesday night and caused rainfall in many districts.

  • MAY 19, 2021 08:57 PM IST

    Haryana deputy CM says Cyclone Tauktae heading towards state,urges people to stay alert for next 48 hours

    Haryana deputy chief minister Dushyant Chautala said that the cyclone Tauktae is approaching the state and cautioned the people to stay indoors for the next 48 hours, reports PTI.

  • MAY 19, 2021 08:54 PM IST

    Watch | Indian Navy continues search and rescue ops to find missing Barge P-305 crew members

    The Indian Navy continued its search and rescue operations to find the missing crew members of the vessel Barge P-305, reports ANI.

  • MAY 19, 2021 08:49 PM IST

    Petroleum ministry forms committee to enquire stranding of ONGC vessels during cyclone Tauktae

    The Union petroleum ministry has formed a committee to enquire the sequence of events that led to the stranding of ONGC vessels during cyclone Tauktae, reports ANI.

  • MAY 19, 2021 07:07 PM IST

    Cyclone Tauktae: Goa CM announces 4 lakh assistance to families of deceased

    Goa chief minister Dr Pramod Sawant announced a financial assistance of 4 lakh to the families of the people who lost their lives during Cyclone Tauktae.

  • MAY 19, 2021 05:50 PM IST

    PM Modi announces financial assistance of 1000 crore to Gujarat for Cyclone Tauktae relief

    Prime minister Narendra Modi announced a financial assistance of 1,000 crore for the cylone-hit state of Gujarat, the chief minister's office said.

  • MAY 19, 2021 05:44 PM IST

    PM Modi says ex-gratia of 2 lakh to the families of the dead in Cyclone Tauktae

    Prime minister Narendra Modi said that an ex-gratia of 2 lakh would be given to the families of those that lost their lives during the Cyclone Tauktae. Also, 50,000 has been promised to the families of the injured.

  • MAY 19, 2021 03:18 PM IST

    PM Modi surveys parts of Gujarat and Diu to assess situation after cyclone Tauktae

    PM Narendra Modi undertook an aerial survey to assess the situation after cyclone Tauktae in parts of Gujarat and Diu.

  • MAY 19, 2021 03:13 PM IST

    Search operations underway to find 73 missing members of P-305: Indian Coast Guard

    Inspector General KR Suresh of the Indian Coast Guard said that search operations are underway to find the 73 missing crew members of the barge P-305, reports ANI.

  • MAY 19, 2021 10:07 AM IST

    NDRF personnel carry out road clearance and restoration work in Diu

    Image courtesy: ANI
    Image courtesy: ANI
  • MAY 19, 2021 09:47 AM IST

    Indian navy rescues 184 personnel from Barge 'P305'

    In search and rescue operations at Barge 'P305' 184 personnel rescued so far. INS Kochi and INS Kolkata returning to Mumbai harbour with rescuees. INS Teg, INS Betwa, INS Beas, P8I aircraft and Seaking Helos continuing the operation: Indian Navy

  • MAY 19, 2021 08:38 AM IST

    Cyclone Tauktae weakens into depression

  • MAY 19, 2021 07:36 AM IST

    Light showers in Delhi

    Image courtesy: ANI
    Image courtesy: ANI

    As per IMD's weather forecast, Delhi to experience 'generally cloudy sky with heavy rain today'.

  • MAY 19, 2021 07:32 AM IST

    PM Modi to visit Gujarat, Diu to take stock of damage caused

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Gujarat and Diu on Wednesday to review the damage caused in both these places due to Cyclone Tauktae. Read More

  • MAY 19, 2021 06:25 AM IST

    Cyclone Tauktae to weaken into depression

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