Police officers clean up fallen trees after powerful cyclone Tauktae hit Goa on May 16, 2021.
The strong cyclone Tauktae (Tauktae) with strong wind and rain along the western coast of India heading north, thunderstorms and strong winds hit several provinces, has killed eight people, 23 fishermen missing. Officials said on the 16th, 150,000 residents along the coast of the western province of Gucha Lodhi will evacuate their homes.
Taut is India’s first powerful tropical storm this season. India Meteorological Department (India Meteorological Department) predicted that Taut will land in the early morning of the 18th Gucha Ladhi province (Gujarat) coast, wind speed of 155 km per hour to 165 km per hour, the strongest gusts of 185 km per hour.
Disaster management authorities said on the 16th, heavy rain and strong winds hit Karnataka province (Karnataka), 15 days, four people lost their lives. In addition, several towns and villages were flooded, causing property damage.
In Goa, a tourist destination, two people died; electricity supply was disrupted, about 200 houses were damaged, trees were uprooted and roads were blocked.
Two people were killed in Kerala province and 23 fishermen are missing.
The Meteorological Department has issued a warning that storm surges as high as 3 meters are feared in some coastal areas of Guchaladh province. Local provincial government officials said that more than 150,000 people in the coastal areas of the province will be evacuated; local vaccination operations scheduled for the 17th and 18th will be suspended.
India, with a population of 1.3 billion, is battling an epidemic of the Chinese Communist Party virus, reporting 310,170 new confirmed cases on the 16th, with a total of 24.7 million people infected. The constant influx of patients has brought the healthcare system to the brink of collapse, with a shortage of hospital beds, oxygen and medicine.
Police and rescue workers evacuate local residents from a flooded house in a coastal area after powerful cyclone Taut on May 14, 2021.