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Cyclone Tauktae: PM speaks to CMs of Maha, Gujarat, Goa on preparation and response

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has said that Cyclone Tauktae has now intensified into an "extremely severe cyclonic storm"

twitter-logoPTI | May 17, 2021 | Updated 18:19 IST
Cyclone Tauktae: PM speaks to CMs of Maha, Gujarat, Goa on preparation and response
Prime Minister Narendra Modi holds a high-level meeting to review preparedness on Cyclone Tauktae through video conferencing (Image souce: PTI))

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday spoke to the chief ministers of Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa besides the lieutenant governor of Daman and Diu regarding preparation and response to deal with cyclone Tauktae.

Cyclonic storm Tauktae, over the Arabian Sea, led to very strong winds blowing at a speed of 114 kmph in Mumbai, civic officials said.

Two persons died in Maharashtra's Konkan region in separate incidents related to the severe cyclonic storm.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has said that Cyclone Tauktae has now intensified into an "extremely severe cyclonic storm".

It is likely to reach the Gujarat coast by Monday evening and cross the state coast between 8 pm and 11 pm, the IMD said.

Modi had on Saturday reviewed the preparedness to deal with the cyclone's fallout in a high-level meeting which was attended by several ministries and agencies concerned.

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