Hurricane Tau Te: After 23 years in Gujarat, such a terrible storm will hit Porbandar coast by 3 p.m.; Shifted to one and a half million people

Posted on 17th May 2021 03:15 pm by rohit kumar

The threat of cyclone 'Tau Te' from the Arabian Sea remains on 7 states including Gujarat, Maharashtra, and Karnataka. The storm may hit the Porbandar coast of Gujarat by 3 pm today. After this, the storm will pass between Porbandar and Mahuva (Bhavnagar) between 3 pm and 6 pm. During this time its speed can be up to 175 kilometers per hour.


After 23 years, such a terrible storm is coming in Gujarat. Earlier, on June 9, 1998, there was such a terrible storm in Kandla of Kutch district. In this, 1173 people died and 1774 people went missing. Around 1.5 lakh people are being shifted from 655 villages in the coastal districts of Gujarat. Thousands of houses have been evacuated from the west coast.


Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) Director General (DG) Mrityunjay Mohapatra has told that 17 districts of the state have been kept on alert. More than 100 teams of NDRF are deployed in 7 states. Gujarat has a maximum number of 50 teams. Several coastal districts including Mumbai in Maharashtra have had to stop vaccination due to the storm. There are alerts here in many cities including Mumbai.




1,899 people were evacuated to safer places in the Surat district.


Goa CM Pramod Sawant spoke to Home Minister Amit Shah over the phone.


Hundreds of people were shifted to Government Shelter Homes in Junagadh, Gujarat.


Cabinet Minister Kunwarji Bavaliya appealed to the people of the Jaffarabad area of ​​Amreli district to vacate the house.


There are 41 NDRF teams and 10 SDRF teams deployed in Gujarat. 456D watering pumps have been installed in low-lying areas.


In many cities, 2126 hoardings were removed from urban areas and 643 from rural areas.


A total of 12,420 people were evacuated from the coastal districts of Maharashtra.


The biggest impact on Gujarat

The Meteorological Department says that Gujarat will be the most affected by this cyclone. In Dwarka, Kutch, Porbandar, Junagadh, Gir Somnath, Amreli, Rajkot, Morbi, and Jamnagar districts, thatched houses will be destroyed, mud houses will also suffer heavy damage, pucca houses may also suffer some damage. Flood-like conditions may occur in some areas due to heavy rains.


On Sunday, it affected the 6 districts of Karnataka very badly. 73 villages in these districts have been affected by this. The Indian Air Force is also in alert mode. The Air Force has asked for 16 transport aircraft and 18 helicopters to be kept ready. Seeing the danger of the storm, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday, Home Minister Amit Shah held a high-level meeting on Sunday and took stock of the preparations.


11 people died in four states


So far 5 people have died due to the storm in different districts of Karnataka.

Two sisters, aged 17 and 12, died after falling on a tree hut in Jalgaon, Maharashtra at 3 pm on Sunday. His mother's condition is critical.

Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant has said that 2 people have died in the state due to the storm.

In Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu, 2 people died after a wall collapsed. It consists of a 2-year-old child and another 36-year-old person.

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