A few days after two Cyclones - Tauktae and Yaas - battered the west and east coastal states of the country, another low pressure has formed in the Bay of Bengal leading to apprehensions about formation of another cyclonic storm.
With the Regional Meteorological Centre of the IMD on Saturday confirming the formation of a low pressure over East-central Bay of Bengal, the Special Relief Commissioner of the State informed that the authorities of all government departments and various districts are executing their preparations on a war footing to tackle the possible cyclonic storm that may intensify from the low-pressure system by May 24.
The extremely severe cyclonic storm ‘Tauktae’ weakened into a severe cyclonic storm and subsequently into cyclonic storm. But the cyclone has heavily battered and left behind a trail of destruction in the coastal states adjoining SE Arabian Sea. Several people have been killed, while more than a hundred are still missing. Strong winds uprooted large trees causing road blocks in some areas. As per latest IMD report, the storm will move north northeastwards and gradually weaken into a deep depression in next few hours.
Odisha witnessed two consecutive summer cyclones, now reputed weather models sound an alert that Bay of Bengal is to brew season’s first cyclonic system in the last week of May.
Amid a trail of destruction left by Cyclone Tauktae, the India Meteorological Department on Tuesday indicated development of a fresh cyclonic system in the Bay of Bengal.
The Gujarat administration has evacuated around 1 lakh people from the coastal areas following the possibility of Cyclone Tauktae arriving Tuesday morning.
The severe cyclonic storm 'Tauktae' over the Arabian Sea has intensified into a very severe cyclonic storm and is expected to reach the Gujarat coast Monday evening, the India Meteorological Department said.
The IMD has issued an orange alert for Mumbai warning of very heavy rains at isolated places with strong winds on Monday as the very severe cyclonic storm Tauktae is likely to pass close from the Mumbai coast towards Gujarat.
Cyclone Tauktae has intensified into a "very severe cyclonic storm" and is approaching the Gujarat coast, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Sunday.
The Severe Cyclonic Storm "Tauktae" (pronounced as Tau'Te) over east central Arabian Sea is likely to intensify further in the next 24 hours.
As the Cyclone Tauktae whirls towards the Gujarat coast, Maharashtra is preparing to grapple its impact on the coastal Konkan and some interiors which are likely to be affected with heavy rains and gusty winds, officials said here on Saturday.
The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has earmarked 53 teams to tackle possible after- effects of cyclone 'Tauktae' that is developing in the Arabian Sea, a senior officer said on Friday.
A cyclone can snap the power supply to Covid hospitals. Even if power is restored in a few hours, many could die in a matter of minutes. Hospitals must maintain fuel reserves of a few days to run back up power generators.
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