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Cyclone Tauktae: PM to Visit Gujarat & Diu, Conduct Aerial Survey

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be visiting Gujarat and Diu on Wednesday, 19 May, to review the situation arising out of Cyclone 'Tauktae', which had made landfall late on Monday. The PM will be conducting an aerial survey of the affected areas in Una, Diu, Jafarabad, and Mahuva, and will also be holding a review meeting in Ahmedabad, ANI reported.

Meanwhile, the cyclonic storm weakened into a deep depression and lay centred over the Gujarat region, the India Meteorological Department said late on Tuesday.

At least three lives were lost due to the storm in Gujarat, while six people died in Maharashtra.

  • A car damaged by an uprooted tree due to strong winds during the formation of cyclone Tauktae, in Panjim
  • A car damaged by an uprooted tree due to strong winds during the formation of cyclone Tauktae, in Panjim
  • Kochi: High sea waves lashing during heavy rains at a coast in Kochi
  • A huge tidal wave due to the cyclone Tauktae at a seashore in Puthurai, in Kanyakumari district
  • Goa: NDRF team clears a road blocked by the falling of trees due to strong winds during the formation of cyclone Tauktae, near TB hospital in Panaji
  • A man feeds dogs during the formation of cyclone Tauktae, at a beach in Kozhikode
  • Electric poles fell due to heavy rain and wind from Tauktae cyclone, at Bidarahalli near Chikmagalur
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  • PM Modi on Monday spoke to the CMs of Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa, as well as the Lieutenant Governor of Daman and Diu to discuss the preparation and response to Cyclone Tauktae
  • Eight deaths were reported in Karnataka
  • More than one lakh people were shifted from low-lying coastal areas in Gujarat

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11:06 PM , 18 May

Cyclone Tauktae Weakens Into Deep Depression: IMD

Cyclone Tauktae weakened into a deep depression and lay centred over the Gujarat region, the India Meteorological Department said late on Tuesday.

"It is very likely to move north-northeastwards and weaken gradually into a depression during the next 12 hours. Remnant of the system is very likely to move further northeastwards across Rajasthan to west Uttar Pradesh during 19 and 20 May," the IMD said.

10:30 PM , 18 May

Navy, ONGC 'Actively Engaged' in Rescuing Crew of 'P-305' Vessel

The Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited said on Tuesday that the Indian Navy and ONGC are actively engaged in rescuing the crew of the vessel 'P-305'.

"All drifted vessels, except 'P-305', are taken in control, and their crew is safe," it was quoted as saying by ANI.

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10:30 PM , 18 May
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PM Modi to Visit Gujarat, Diu Tomorrow; To Conduct Aerial Survey

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be visiting Gujarat and Diu on Wednesday to review the situation arising out of Cyclone 'Tauktae', which had made landfall late on Monday.

The PM will be conducting an aerial survey of the affected areas in Una, Diu, Jafarabad, and Mahuva, and will also be holding a review meeting in Ahmedabad, ANI reported.

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10:23 PM , 18 May

Vaccination Drive Suspended in Gujarat Till 20 May in View of Cyclone Tauktae

The COVID-19 vaccination drive in Gujarat has been suspended in view of the situation arising out of Cyclone Tauktae. It will resume on 20 May, the CM's office said.

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Published: 17 May 2021, 11:59 AM IST