PM Modi to hold meeting with top officials, NDMA and NDRF representatives to review preparedness for Cyclone Tauktae

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday will maintain a gathering with prime authorities officers and representatives from the Nationwide Catastrophe Administration Authority (NDMA) and the Nationwide Catastrophe Response Pressure (NDRF) to assessment preparations towards the approaching Cyclone Tauktae.

The India Meteorological Division (IMD) earlier on Saturday mentioned that the cyclonic storm Tauktae has shaped over the east-central and adjoining south-east Arabian sea and issued an yellow cyclone alert for the Gujarat and Diu coasts. “Deep Melancholy intensified right into a Cyclonic Storm “Tauktae” (pronounced as Tau’Te) over Lakshadweep space and adjoining southeast & eastcentral Arabian Sea: Cyclone look ahead to south Gujarat & Diu coasts,” the IMD has tweeted.

IMD additionally forecasted that the cyclone would attain close to Gujarat coast on the morning of Could 18. “Deep Melancholy over Lakshadweep space and adjoining southeast & eastcentral Arabian Sea about 55 km north-northwest of Amini http://Divi.To accentuate right into a Cyclonic Storm throughout subsequent 12 hrs. To maneuver north-northwestwards and attain close to Gujarat coast by 18th Could morning,” the climate physique mentioned in a subsequent tweet.

Response businesses such because the NDRF and the NDMA have been getting ready to deal with the scenario. The NDRF has mentioned that 53 staff have been dedicated to deal with cyclone Tauktae of which 24 groups have been pre deployed and 29 groups have been stored on standby. The deployments have been made throughout 5 states particularly, Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat and Maharashtra.

The Central Water Fee (CWC) on Saturday issued an ‘Orange’ alert to the states of Kerala and Tamil Nadu, warning of a extreme flood scenario. The CWC bulletin mentioned that three rivers — Manimala and Achankovil in Kerala’s Pathanamthitta district and Kodaiyar in Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu — continued to stream in ‘Extreme State of affairs’ as of 8am on the day.

In the meantime, state governments are additionally making preparations to deal with the scenario. Kerala’s chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan has mentioned that 9 NDRF groups have been deployed within the state as a measure of precaution. “Based on the IMD, the low-pressure space within the south-eastern Arabian Sea has intensified right into a extreme despair. Although Kerala just isn’t within the predicted path of the cyclone, heavy rains, sturdy winds and robust sea gusts are anticipated within the State until Could 16,” information company ANI quoted Vijayan as saying in a press briefing.

Earlier on Saturday, Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray additionally tweeted that “In a prep assembly relating to Cyclone Tauktae, CM Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray instructed the District Administration, Divisional Commissioners & District Collectors to be vigilant & nicely outfitted in coastal areas, particularly of Palghar, Raigad, Ratnagiri & Sindhudurg.”

The IMD in its bulletin on Saturday morning additionally advised whole suspension of fishing operations over east central and adjoining south east Arabian sea and alongside the coasts of Kerala, Karnataka, Goa and Maharashtra.

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