Photos: Cyclone Tauktae weakens after landfall in Gujarat, at least 24 killed

Published on May 18, 2021 03:58 PM IST
  • Cyclone Tauktae made landfall over the Gujarat coast in Saurashtra region between Diu and Una late on May 17 after passing close to coastal Maharashtra, leaving Mumbai with heavy rains, strong winds, and water logging. Over 200,000 people had been evacuated from their homes in Gujarat in preparation for the cyclone. The cyclone had weakened into a severe cyclonic storm from a "very severe" storm on May 18, the India Meteorological Department officials said.
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A man walks past a fallen tree after heavy rainfall in Mumbai caused by the passing of Cyclone Tauktae, the most powerful storm to hit the region in more than two decades, on May 18. The city was largely spared from any major damage as the Cyclone came ashore in neighboring Gujarat late on May 17.(Rafiq Maqbool / AP) View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on May 18, 2021 03:58 PM IST

A man walks past a fallen tree after heavy rainfall in Mumbai caused by the passing of Cyclone Tauktae, the most powerful storm to hit the region in more than two decades, on May 18. The city was largely spared from any major damage as the Cyclone came ashore in neighboring Gujarat late on May 17.(Rafiq Maqbool / AP)

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A member of the NDRF uses a megaphone to appeal to residents to move to a safer location ahead of Cyclone Tauktae’s arrival in Veraval, Gujarat on May 17. Cyclone Takutae came ashore in Gujarat with heavy rain, a battering storm surge and sustained winds of up to 165 kilometers per hour, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.(Amit Dave / REUTERS) View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on May 18, 2021 03:58 PM IST

A member of the NDRF uses a megaphone to appeal to residents to move to a safer location ahead of Cyclone Tauktae’s arrival in Veraval, Gujarat on May 17. Cyclone Takutae came ashore in Gujarat with heavy rain, a battering storm surge and sustained winds of up to 165 kilometers per hour, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.(Amit Dave / REUTERS)

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Dark clouds seen over the Mumbai skyline as Cyclone Tauktae passes close to Maharashtra, on May 17. Forecasters had warned of possible extensive damage from high winds, heavy rainfall and flooding in low-lying areas, AP reported.(Vijay Bate / HT Photo) View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on May 18, 2021 03:58 PM IST

Dark clouds seen over the Mumbai skyline as Cyclone Tauktae passes close to Maharashtra, on May 17. Forecasters had warned of possible extensive damage from high winds, heavy rainfall and flooding in low-lying areas, AP reported.(Vijay Bate / HT Photo)

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Waves crash over the promenade near the Gateway of India in Mumbai on May 17. In Maharashtra, at least six people were killed, PTI reported. Mumbai was lashed by heavy rain and strong winds, forcing authorities to suspend operations at the city’s main airport.(Sujit Jaiswal / AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on May 18, 2021 03:58 PM IST

Waves crash over the promenade near the Gateway of India in Mumbai on May 17. In Maharashtra, at least six people were killed, PTI reported. Mumbai was lashed by heavy rain and strong winds, forcing authorities to suspend operations at the city’s main airport.(Sujit Jaiswal / AFP)

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A man covers himself as he walks along a street in Amreli on May 18 after Cyclone Tautae hit the western coast of India. At least four people were counted dead in Gujarat, where Covid-19 vaccinations had been suspended for two days and authorities evacuated hundreds of thousands of people to temporary relief shelters.(Punit Paranjpe / AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on May 18, 2021 03:58 PM IST

A man covers himself as he walks along a street in Amreli on May 18 after Cyclone Tautae hit the western coast of India. At least four people were counted dead in Gujarat, where Covid-19 vaccinations had been suspended for two days and authorities evacuated hundreds of thousands of people to temporary relief shelters.(Punit Paranjpe / AFP)

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A truck is stranded at a highway due to fallen trees near Diu on May 18. The cyclone crossed the Gujarat coast as an "extremely severe cyclonic storm" and gradually weakened. It was likely to move further north-north eastwards and gradually weaken during the day, the IMD had said on May 18.(Punit Paranjpe / AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on May 18, 2021 03:58 PM IST

A truck is stranded at a highway due to fallen trees near Diu on May 18. The cyclone crossed the Gujarat coast as an "extremely severe cyclonic storm" and gradually weakened. It was likely to move further north-north eastwards and gradually weaken during the day, the IMD had said on May 18.(Punit Paranjpe / AFP)

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A man gestures after he was rescued by Indian Navy personnel from a sunken barge in the Arabian Sea in the aftermath of Cyclone Tauktae's landfall, at naval air station INS Shikra in Mumbai on May 18. Army personnel and other rescue teams have swung into action to clear roads and restore damaged structures.(Indian Navy via REUTERS) View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on May 18, 2021 03:58 PM IST

A man gestures after he was rescued by Indian Navy personnel from a sunken barge in the Arabian Sea in the aftermath of Cyclone Tauktae's landfall, at naval air station INS Shikra in Mumbai on May 18. Army personnel and other rescue teams have swung into action to clear roads and restore damaged structures.(Indian Navy via REUTERS)

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Fishermen pulling their boats ashore during the formation of cyclone Tauktae, at Bandra in Mumbai on May 17. The colossal swirling system -- the biggest to hit the region in decades – left a trail of destruction as it brushed past Kerala, Goa and Karnataka over the weekend.(Kunal Patil / PTI) View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on May 18, 2021 03:58 PM IST

Fishermen pulling their boats ashore during the formation of cyclone Tauktae, at Bandra in Mumbai on May 17. The colossal swirling system -- the biggest to hit the region in decades – left a trail of destruction as it brushed past Kerala, Goa and Karnataka over the weekend.(Kunal Patil / PTI)

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Dark clouds over the sky during Cyclone Tauktae at Vellayil Harbor in Kozhikode on May 17. Tropical cyclones are less common in the Arabian Sea than on India’s east coast and usually form later in the year. Experts say changing climate patterns have caused them to become more intense, rather than more frequent, AP reported.(PTI) View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on May 18, 2021 03:58 PM IST

Dark clouds over the sky during Cyclone Tauktae at Vellayil Harbor in Kozhikode on May 17. Tropical cyclones are less common in the Arabian Sea than on India’s east coast and usually form later in the year. Experts say changing climate patterns have caused them to become more intense, rather than more frequent, AP reported.(PTI)

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