Cyclone Tauktae is set to bring heavy rainfalls accompanied by gusty winds. This cyclone originating from the Arabian sea has already reached some states of the Indian western coast. In the light of the hazard, authorities have evacuated ten thousand people from low-lying areas of the west coast. Take is expected to make its landfall on Tuesday, threatening a country already grappling with the second wave of coronavirus.
The cyclone is moving at fast speed from the Arabian sea along with the western coast bringing damaging winds and heavy rainfall. The storm is expected to affect the Indian state Gujarat. There were several deaths and damage in almost 70 coastal villages when Tauktae crossed Karnataka.
According to the Indian Meteorological Department, the cyclone is considered a ” very severe cyclonic storm.” It would reach the most extensive coastal state in Gujarat, with a speed of 115 miles per hour.
The department also clarified that a tidal wave of nine feet is also foreseen in some areas accompanied by heavy rainfall. And more than 150,000 people were safely evacuated from the region on Sunday.
Other authorities have canceled all the fishing activities till further notice in some parts of the east-central Arabian Sea and some parts of the coast. Anglers have been instructed not to venture out under any circumstances near the area.
While the country is suffering due to a shortage of oxygen beds, vaccines, and death rate due to coronavirus, cyclone Tauktae came as a shocking event. As of Sunday, more than 266,207 have succumbed to death due to coronavirus.
As the cyclone is nearing, hundreds of disaster management teams have been deployed at various parts of cities that lie in coastal areas.
Army, Navy, and several coastal guard units have been alerted to ensure zero loss of life. As per the authorities, other arrangements are made to ensure that coronavirus-affected patients receive proper treatment in emergencies.