Mumbai: The southwestern states of the country are under the threat of cyclonic storm. Its impact has been seen in Kerala, Karnataka, Goa and Maharashtra. It has already caused havoc in Kerala, Karnataka and Goa, in which six people have lost their lives. Now the crisis of this storm is increasing in Maharashtra. Heavy rains and strong winds are expected in the next few hours. In view of this, all kinds of precautions are being taken in the state. Mumbai airports have been closed. Alerts have also been issued to people living on the seashore and have been shifted to safer places. It also has teams of NDRF deployed.
Several hundred trees have fallen in the states where this stock has knocked. Not only this, houses have also been damaged. Heavy rains in Mumbai have led to waterlogging at various places. Now this storm is moving towards Gujarat, due to which the Meteorological Department has issued a warning.
It will be stormy and macabre and will knock over Gujarat by Monday evening. Thousands of people have been evacuated from the western parts of Gujarat to safer places in view of the possibility of a powerful cyclone storm knocking. IMD DG Mrityunjay Mohapatra said that the cyclone tyke is likely to cross the Gujarat coast between Porbandar and Mahuva in Bhavnagar district around the morning of 18 May.
He further said that on May 18, there is a possibility of heavy to very heavy rainfall in the coastal areas of Gujarat. In view of this, people living near the coastal areas of Malia in Junagadh were sent to safe places till Sunday evening. Inspecting the arrangements, area collector Saurabh Pardhi said, ‘More than 1200 people have been evacuated from here. All precautionary measures are being taken in relation to food and shelter.
Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant held a meeting to review the damage caused by the cyclone Takte in the state through video conferencing. He said, “Instructions have been issued to all departments of the state government to work on war footing to restore essential services and assess the damage in detail”.
Alert issued in Sindh province of Pakistan
An alert has been issued in Pakistan’s Sindh province regarding cyclonic storms. The officials of the province have been put on high alert mode after the meteorological department of the country issued a warning about the storm. According to the news agency Xinhua, these storms will come with heavy rains and strong winds especially in the coastal areas of Sindh which can cause heavy damage. According to the alert, the cyclone has turned into a “very severe cyclonic storm” and is currently centered around 15.3 degrees north latitude and 72.5 degrees east longitude, about 1,210 km south-southeast of Karachi. The alert said that winds of 60-80 kmph with moderate to heavy rains are likely to lash with dust and thunderstorms in different parts of Sindh.