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Cyclone Tauktae update news: threat in 5 states, NDRF deploying 53 teams

NDRF prepared 53 teams to deal with threat in 5 states due to cyclone ‘Taukate’ in Arabian Sea

NDRF, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Gujarat and Maharashtra, Cyclone, Tauktae, weather, News: New Delhi: The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has prepared 53 teams to deal with the cyclone ‘Taukate’ being built in the Arabian Sea. NDRF Director General SN Pradhan tweeted on Friday that these teams are being deployed in the coastal areas of Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat and Maharashtra. Also Read – COVID19 Cases in India Today: Corona continues to wreak havoc in the country, 4,000 deaths and 3.43 lakh new cases registered

IMD said in its warning report, “By Saturday morning, it will turn into a zone of deep pressure in the same area and after that it will take the form of a cyclonic storm in the next 24 hours. “IMD said that it is likely to move towards north-west Gujarat and the Pakistani coasts.” IMD said that it can reach near the Gujarat coast by the evening of 18 May. Myanmar has given the name ‘Taukate’ to this cyclone. This will be the first cyclonic storm off the Indian coast this year. Also Read – Relief: COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V’s second batch will come to India tomorrow

According to some advisories issued by the India Meteorological Department (IMD) and these coastal states, there has become a zone of pressure in the South Arabian Sea and Lakshadweep region on Thursday. Also Read – COVAXIN trial for children between 2 to 18 years, DCGI approved

The Director General of NDRF said that 24 of these 53 parties have already been deployed, while the rest have been asked to be ready. A team of NDRF consists of about 40 personnel and they have the tools of cutting trees and poles, boats, basic medicines and other relief and rescue items.

High alert in Kerala amid heavy rains and strong waves in the sea

A high alert has been declared on Friday amid warnings of heavy rains in Kerala. The state government has started relief camps for the people and people living in low-lying areas are being shifted to safe places. It has been raining in many parts of Kerala since Thursday night. The gates of the dam were opened on Thursday night due to the strong flow of water at the Aruvikkara Dam in Thiruvananthapuram and the water level in the Karamna and Killi rivers is in spate due to continuous rains. Officials said that people living in low-lying areas along these rivers are being transported to safe places and relief camps as a precaution. Due to the overnight rains, many parts of South Kollam district have been submerged and trees have been uprooted.

In coastal districts, many houses were damaged due to strong waves in the sea.

In coastal Kollam, Alappuzha and Ernakulam districts, many houses have been damaged due to strong waves in the sea on Thursday night. Chellanam, the coastal village of Ernakulam, is one of the areas most affected by the sea movement since Thursday night.

NDRF teams sent to Kerala

Strong waves were reported in the sea at Velinakode in Ponnani in Malappuram district and Kasaba in Kozhikode. National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) Commandant Rekha Nambiar said that as a precaution nine teams of NDRF have been sent to Kerala. They said, Wayanad and Idukki districts are potential landslides. We have sent necessary equipment in the event of landslide.

Four relief camps opened in Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Idukki and Ernakulam

The NDRF commandant said that they are taking all precautions in view of Kovid-19. Here the Land Revenue Commissionerate said that a total of 87 people have been sent to the four relief camps opened in Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Idukki and Ernakulam. A total of 3,071 buildings have been identified, which will be converted into relief camps. Sources said that this could provide for the accommodation of 4,23,080 people at one time. Officials said that due to the Kovid-19 epidemic, people are refusing to go to relief camps in many places. However, disaster management officials said that arrangements have been made in the camps as per the guidelines of the epidemic.

Yellow alert issued in these districts, fishing stopped

The Meteorological Department has issued a ‘Yellow Alert’ in Thiruvananthapuram, Kottayam, Ernakulam, Idukki, Thrissur, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode and Wayanad districts in its forecast. Authorities have banned fishing in the sea until the situation is normal. The Kerala State Disaster Management Authority (KSDMA) has requested people living in landslide prone areas and coastal areas to take all precautions. Various district administrations have set up control rooms at district, taluk and panchayat levels to conduct relief operations in view of heavy rains.


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