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Four people have died and 73 villages across six districts in Karnataka have been destroyed by the cyclone according to the state disaster management agency. In picture - Rough sea weather conditions in Mangaluru.(PTI)

Cabinet secretary holds high-level meeting on Cyclone Tauktae: 10 points

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Srivatsan K C, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 16, 2021 05:17 PM IST
Cyclone Tauktae latest updates: Secretaries of ministries of home, power, shipping, telecom, civil aviation, fisheries, Railway Board chairman, member secretary NDMA and other officials also attended the meeting.
File photo of BJP chief JP Nadda.(HT Photo)
File photo of BJP chief JP Nadda.(HT Photo)

'Coordinate with Tauktae-hit states with positive note': Nadda to BJP workers

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 16, 2021 05:19 PM IST
Earlier, Nadda flagged off 17 mobile medical units and medical aid for Himachal Pradesh under the 'Seva Hi Sangathan' program. According to the Union health ministry, there are 39,575 active coronavirus cases in Himachal Pradesh and 2,254 died due to the deadly disease.
Rough sea weather conditions near Someshwara Temple due to formation of Cyclone Tauktae in the Arabian Sea, in Mangaluru. (PTI)
Rough sea weather conditions near Someshwara Temple due to formation of Cyclone Tauktae in the Arabian Sea, in Mangaluru. (PTI)

Cyclone Tauktae claims four lives in Karnataka

By Sharan Poovanna
UPDATED ON MAY 16, 2021 05:22 PM IST
The preliminary damage report indicates coastal erosion caused by the rough sea resulting in damage to coastal roads as well.
Goa: Large waves seen hitting the coast on the bank of the Arabian sea at Aguada due to Cyclone 'Tauktae.(ANI Photo)
Goa: Large waves seen hitting the coast on the bank of the Arabian sea at Aguada due to Cyclone 'Tauktae.(ANI Photo)

Cyclone Tauktae swirls over Goa, leaving trail of destruction

UPDATED ON MAY 16, 2021 05:23 PM IST
Cyclone Tauktae is very likely to keep moving north, northwest and by late afternoon, its centre will be north-northwest of Goa state. But
Fishermen anchored their boats at Versova beach due to formation of Cyclone Tauktae in the Arabian Sea, in Mumbai on Saturday,(PTI Photo)
Fishermen anchored their boats at Versova beach due to formation of Cyclone Tauktae in the Arabian Sea, in Mumbai on Saturday,(PTI Photo)

Cyclone Tauktae: 4 people killed, 73 villages destroyed in Karnataka

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 16, 2021 05:25 PM IST
The IMD warned that the sea condition over eastcentral Arabian Sea will be very high to phenomenal on May 16 and over northeast Arabian Sea on May 17 and 18 and advised the fishermen to keep away from the waters.
Huge waves are seen in the Arabian Sea near Kanyakumari, due to Cyclone Tauktae on Saturday.(PTI Photo)
Huge waves are seen in the Arabian Sea near Kanyakumari, due to Cyclone Tauktae on Saturday.(PTI Photo)

Cyclone Tauktae hits Karnataka coast, intensifies further says IMD: 10 points

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 16, 2021 05:27 PM IST
The National Disaster Response Force officials said on Friday that they are well prepared for Cyclone Tauktae and 53 teams have been committed for the purpose.
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Cyclone Tauktae alert: BMC shifts 600 Covid patients from temporary facilities

By Mehul R Thakkar
UPDATED ON MAY 16, 2021 05:29 PM IST
Even as chief minister (CM) Uddhav Thackeray has announced an alert for Mumbai and four coastal districts in the state in view of Cyclone Tauktae developing in the Arabian Sea, authorities in the city have begun gearing up to face any situation in case of heavy rain over the next two days
High tides form in the sea due to the formation of cyclone Tauktae, in Eriyad, Chavakkad and Kaipa Mangalam on Saturday. (ANI Photo)
High tides form in the sea due to the formation of cyclone Tauktae, in Eriyad, Chavakkad and Kaipa Mangalam on Saturday. (ANI Photo)

States brace as cyclone nears with strong winds, heavy rain

Agencies | By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 16, 2021 05:27 PM IST
  • According to the India Meteorological Department, the cyclonic storm is very likely to intensify further into a “very severe cyclonic storm” and move north-northwestwards and cross Gujarat coast between Porbandar and Naliya around May 18.
High tides form in the sea due to the formation of cyclone Tauktae, in Eriyad, Chavakkad and Kaipa Mangalam on Saturday. (ANI Photo)
High tides form in the sea due to the formation of cyclone Tauktae, in Eriyad, Chavakkad and Kaipa Mangalam on Saturday. (ANI Photo)

Cyclone Tauktae: 56 trains cancelled as storm moves towards Guj, PM reviews prep

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Arpan Rai, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 16, 2021 05:28 PM IST
Latest cyclone Tauktae update: The India Meterological Department has warned that the cyclonic storm is moving towards the coast of Gujarat and Union Territory of Daman and Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli.
While reviewing preparations over Cyclone Tauktae, Prime Minister Modi called for ensuring maintenance of all essential services such as power, telecommunications, health, and drinking water. (File Photo)
While reviewing preparations over Cyclone Tauktae, Prime Minister Modi called for ensuring maintenance of all essential services such as power, telecommunications, health, and drinking water. (File Photo)

'Must ensure essential services': PM Modi reviews preparation on Cyclone Tauktae

UPDATED ON MAY 16, 2021 05:31 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that in the event of Cyclone Tauktae landfall, all concerned officials must ensure special preparedness on Covid-19 management in hospitals, vaccine cold chain and other medical facilities and storage of essential medicines.
Cyclone Tauktae is likely to move north north-westwards and cross the Gujarat coast between Porbandar and Naliya as a very severe cyclonic storm around May 18 afternoon or evening. (CYCLONE TRACKER:IMD.)
Cyclone Tauktae is likely to move north north-westwards and cross the Gujarat coast between Porbandar and Naliya as a very severe cyclonic storm around May 18 afternoon or evening. (CYCLONE TRACKER:IMD.)

Tauktae may intensify into ‘very severe storm’, to cross Gujarat on May 18

By Jayashree Nandi | Edited by Sohini Sarkar
UPDATED ON MAY 16, 2021 05:32 PM IST
Tauktae intensified very rapidly from a depression to a cyclone on Friday. Agencies are facing multiple challenges of maintaining Covid-19 protocol, evacuation efforts during a pandemic and the risks from Tauktae itself.
Life Guard and firefighters patrol the Juhu beach area due to the formation of Cyclone Tauktae in the Arabian Sea, in Mumbai, on Saturday, May 15, 2021. (PTI)
Life Guard and firefighters patrol the Juhu beach area due to the formation of Cyclone Tauktae in the Arabian Sea, in Mumbai, on Saturday, May 15, 2021. (PTI)

India closely monitoring Cyclone Tauktae, no decision yet on shutting airports

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Joydeep Bose
UPDATED ON MAY 16, 2021 05:34 PM IST
Cyclone Tauktae is predicted to intensify further into a 'very severe cyclonic storm’ by Monday, with windspeed ranging between 150kmph and 160kmph. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to hold an important meeting later in the day to review preparations to deal with the impending cyclone.
"Travel Advisory: Due to Cyclone Tauktae, flights to/from Kannur are impacted. You may visit Plan B to opt for alternate options or get a refund," IndiGo tweeted.(Reuters)
"Travel Advisory: Due to Cyclone Tauktae, flights to/from Kannur are impacted. You may visit Plan B to opt for alternate options or get a refund," IndiGo tweeted.(Reuters)

Vistara, IndiGo say some flights likely to be impacted due to Cyclone Tauktae

ANI | , New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 16, 2021 05:36 PM IST
As cyclone Tauktae furthers closer into the Indian West Coast, the Central Water Commission (CWC) on Saturday issued an 'orange bulletin' for Kerala and Tamil Nadu, predicting a severe flood situation in the two states.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi.(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi.(PTI)

PM Modi to meet with top officials to review preparations for cyclone Tauktae

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 16, 2021 05:35 PM IST
The IMD announced that a deep depression intensified into cyclonic storm Tauktae and was centred over Lakshadweep island and adjoining southeast & east-central Arabian Sea till Saturday morning.
People shift fishing boats from the seashore of Kozhikode ahead of cyclone Tauktae(PTI)
People shift fishing boats from the seashore of Kozhikode ahead of cyclone Tauktae(PTI)

Cyclone Tauktae intensifies into cyclonic storm: IMD

Written by Prashasti Singh | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 16, 2021 05:36 PM IST
Cyclone Tauktae will intensify into a ‘very severe cyclonic storm’ with wind speed of 150 to 160 kmph by May 17, the IMD said.
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Mumbai to see heavy rain on Sunday as result of Cyclone Tauktae

By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAY 16, 2021 05:39 PM IST
A low-pressure zone over the Arabian Sea, which began to form on Thursday morning, is expected to intensify into the first cyclonic storm of the year for India’s west coast
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Cyclone Tauktae: BMC readies plan to shift patients from BKC Jumbo facility

By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAY 16, 2021 05:38 PM IST
As gusty winds and rain is expected in Mumbai on Saturday and Sunday in the wake of Cyclone Tauktae which is forming over the Arabian Sea, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Friday said it is ready for disaster response, if needed
As the sea turned turbulent many coastal villages bore the brunt of the impending storm and several houses were damaged in Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi and Alappuzha. (ANI PHOTO.)
As the sea turned turbulent many coastal villages bore the brunt of the impending storm and several houses were damaged in Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi and Alappuzha. (ANI PHOTO.)

Kerala braces to meet threat of Cyclone Tauktae

UPDATED ON MAY 16, 2021 05:39 PM IST
After the India Meteorological Department’s warning that the cyclone is gathering high velocity and strength, a red alert was declared in five districts-- Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Alappuzha, Pathanamitta and Ernakulam.
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Cyclone Tauktae building in Arabian Sea has Pune on yellow alert for rain, winds

By Namrata Devikar
UPDATED ON MAY 16, 2021 05:40 PM IST
PUNE Pune received light rain on Friday, a possible foretaste of what is to come in the next few days, based on the fact that as per the India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecast, this is the third consecutive year a cyclonic storm is hovering over the Arabian Sea close to the Indian coast
The cyclone is likely to impact areas including the coast of Kerala, Karnataka, Lakshadweep, Goa and Maharashtra.(PTI)
The cyclone is likely to impact areas including the coast of Kerala, Karnataka, Lakshadweep, Goa and Maharashtra.(PTI)

Cyclone Tauktae: NDRF teams deployed in five states

ANI |
UPDATED ON MAY 16, 2021 05:41 PM IST
According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), a low-pressure area is forming over the Arabian Sea and that it may gradually turn into a cyclone over the east-central Arabian Sea by May 16.
Representational Image. (HT file photo)
Representational Image. (HT file photo)

Low pressure area over Arabian Sea may turn into cyclone Tauktae on Sunday

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Smriti Sinha
UPDATED ON MAY 16, 2021 05:41 PM IST
It is then likely to intensify further and move north-northwestwards towards Gujarat and adjoining Pakistan coasts and reach near Gujarat coast around May 18 evening
People wade through a waterlogged Chalai market following heavy rain in Thiruvananthapuram. (ANI PHOTO.)
People wade through a waterlogged Chalai market following heavy rain in Thiruvananthapuram. (ANI PHOTO.)

Cyclone Tauktae: Red alert in 3 Kerala districts ahead of impending storm

UPDATED ON MAY 16, 2021 05:42 PM IST
The IMD has also issued a red alert in five other districts for Saturday-- Malappuram, Kozhikode, Wayanad, Kannur and Kasaragod. Located near Lakshadweep, the low pressure will move in a north-westerly direction gaining enough speed by Sunday, the regional met office said.
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