The IMD on Saturday evening mentioned the cyclonic storm Tauktae, the primary to hit the Indian Coast this 12 months, has intensified right into a “extreme cyclonic storm” and is heading in direction of the coast of Gujarat and the Union Territory of Daman and Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli.
The cyclone can also be anticipated to hit many areas in States like Kerala, Karnataka, Goa and Maharashtra whereas passing as a consequence of heavy rainfall.
The IMD had mentioned the storm is more likely to move the Mumbai coast late on Saturday or early Sunday from a distance, so minimal harm is anticipated. It can, nonetheless, trigger gusty winds and heavy rain in a number of locations in Mumbai, Thane and Palghar.
Listed below are the most recent updates:
Kerala more likely to expertise remoted heavy rainfall right now additionally
Kerala is more likely to obtain remoted heavy to very heavy rainfall on Might 16, whilst Tauktae, which has intensified right into a Very Extreme Cyclonic Storm, has moved additional north within the Arabian Sea.
Many locations within the State are more likely to obtain mild to average rainfall.
Mumbai civic physique strikes 580 COVID-19 sufferers
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Company shifted 580 sufferers from Covid care centres within the metropolis as a precautionary measure after India Meteorological Division warned that Cyclone Tauktae is more likely to move near the town, a BMC official mentioned on Sunday.
The BMC on Saturday evening shifted 580 sufferers from BKC (243), Dahisar (183) and Mulund (154) jumbo Covid care services to state and civic-run hospitals in Mumbai, the official mentioned.
Officers are additionally considering a doable shut down of the Bandra-Worli Sea Hyperlink as a precautionary measure due to IMD’s announcement that the cyclone might move near the town on Sunday.
The BMC had on Friday alerted metropolis hospitals to keep away from last-minute confusion over beds and availability of oxygen gadgets.
Suburban rail providers in Mumbai will function on Sunday, the official mentioned. – PTI
DoT holds assembly with telecom infra companies to evaluate readiness for cyclone
The Division of Telecom on Saturday held a evaluate assembly with telecom infrastructure suppliers to take inventory of readiness to mitigate the affect of cyclone Tauktae, trade physique Taipa mentioned.
“So as to guarantee uninterrupted telecom connectivity in these States Maharashtra, Mumbai and Gujarat, the Division of Telecommunications held a gathering with all of the telecom infrastructure suppliers and their consultant physique Tower & Infrastructure Suppliers Affiliation (TAIPA),” the trade physique mentioned in a press release.
The assembly was chaired by telecom secretary Anshu Prakash and was additionally attended by the telecom operators together with varied senior DoT officers together with DG Telecom TK Paul and different officers from State places of work, the assertion mentioned.
“All our IPs (infrastructure suppliers) members have taken needed steps to make sure uninterrupted connectivity in these areas that are more likely to be affected by the cyclonic storm and all of the background preparations like further DG units, battery banks, spare components, stocking of diesel are taken care of,” TR Dua, Director-Basic, Tower & Infrastructure Suppliers Affiliation mentioned.
He mentioned IPs have additionally deployed further restoration groups that are stored on standby mode for all main districts and areas more likely to get impacted. – PTI
In Kerala, Pazhassi dam to be opened partially
As heavy rains proceed to pour within the area, the Kannur district administration has determined to open the Pazhassi Dam partially by Sunday afternoon.
District Collector T.V. Subhash mentioned that at the moment, the water stage in Pazhassi Dam has reached 24.55 m. The shutters of the dam will probably be partially opened at 12 midday on Sunday for security causes as heavy rains proceed within the catchment areas of the dam at 10 cm per hour.
Folks in Padiyoor, Irikkur, Narath, Koodali Pappinisseri, Valappattanam, Kalyassery, Mayyil, Malappattanam, Chengalai Grama Panchayats, Anthoor and Mattannur Iritti Municipalities ought to be cautious, he mentioned.
Police, hearth service (101) and revenue-related native authorities presidents and secretaries are taking follow-up motion, he added.
In the meantime, heavy winds and rains induced extreme harm within the district. As many 21 homes had been partially destroyed and one properly was utterly destroyed.
Sea wall collapses; 300 individuals shifted from Azhithala shoreline
The Catastrophe Administration Authority on Sunday shifted round 300 individuals from the Azhithala-Kuriyadi stretch of the Kozhikode shoreline after a four-kilometre lengthy sea wall collapsed within the space following sea erosion.
Officers mentioned the strongly-built granite wall was discovered caved in, posing a severe menace to almost 100 homes within the coastal space close to Vadakara. Many of those homes had been broken by tough waves, they mentioned.
The shoreline become a rubbish dump with enormous pile of plastic wastes washed ashore after the collapse of the protecting wall. As a security measure, many close by residents had been additionally requested to relocate to safer places, the officers mentioned.