With the cyclonic storm 'Tauktae' very likely to intensify into a severe cyclonic storm and subsequently into a very severe cyclonic storm by Sunday morning, rescue and relief operations have been intensified. As many as 5 NDRF (National Disaster Response Force) teams from 3rd battalion Munduli in Odisha proceeded to Gujarat on Saturday for emergency rescue and relief works in the wake of Cyclone Tauktae. The teams left for Rajkot in a special IAF aircraft and will be deployed at coastal areas like Dwarka and Porbandar. The cyclonic storm is expected to move north-northwestwards and cross Gujarat coast between Porbandar and Naliya on May 18th.
Published: Dipti Ranjan Das
Last updated: 15 May 2021, 02:17 PM IST