Tauktae Cyclone Live: ‘Toute’ havoc in Gujarat, crossed Saurashtra coast

By | May 18, 2021

There is a danger of cyclonic storm toute in the southwestern states of the country. Now this storm has reached the coast of Gujarat. According to the Meteorological Department, there is a possibility of heavy rains in Gujarat on 17 and 18 May. So far, eight people have died in the affected areas due to this storm, while hundreds of trees have fallen and many villages have been affected.

According to the Indian Meteorological Department, till today evening, Toute will hit the coast of Gujarat and meanwhile it has been decided to close the Bandra-Worli Sea Link in Mumbai. At the same time, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday held discussions with the Chief Ministers of Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa due to the cyclone and inquired about the latest situation. Read all the updates related to Toute Hurricane here…

The main part of the storm crossed the coast

According to IMD, Toute now changed from a very severe cyclonic storm to a severe cyclonic storm and reached Saurashtra. The major part of the storm has crossed the Saurashtra coast. The back part is landing on the ground.

The Indian Navy has deployed three of its frontline warships to rescue more than 400 people in two boats near the Mumbai coast amid adverse conditions created on the west coast due to Cyclone Toute.

Naval officials said that 38 of 137 people aboard the ‘GAL constructor’ had been rescued in very adverse weather conditions and very turbulent sea. The naval officer said that INS Kolkata, INS Kochi and INS Talwar have been deployed to assist the two boats.

Navy spokesman Commander Vivek Madhwal said that INS Kochi has been sent to help rescue the ferry ‘P-305’ in the diamond oil field located in the Bombay High area, which is carrying 273 people on board. He said that INS Talwar has also been deployed for search and relief operations.

Devastation due to destruction in Somnath

Somnath is blowing at a speed of 130 km per hour due to the Toute storm. During this time the power supply has been disrupted due to the uprooting of the poles. At the same time, the uprooting of trees in many areas of Gujarat has disrupted life.

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