Heavy rain alert in Maharashtra due to cyclonic storm

Mumbai: Cyclone Tauktae from the Arabian Sea is now set to wreak havoc. An alert has been sounded in several states over the storm. In fact, the Met department says that the cyclonic storm will hit the coast near Mangrol between Veraval and Porbandar in Gujarat. It is likely to affect the coasts of Maharashtra, Kerala and Gujarat for three days. At the same time, the Met department has also predicted that winds of 150 to 160 kmph are likely to blow during the cyclonic storm. Recently, IMD said that "on May 17, there will be strong winds and heavy rain at some places in north Konkan including Mumbai."

Let us also tell you that in view of this storm, PM Modi held a high level meeting last Saturday and took stock of the preparations. Prime Minister Modi has directed all rescue arrangements and safety of the people. At the same time, the Met department says that the storm Tauktae could be a major problem for Kerala, Goa, Gujarat and Maharashtra in the next three days. NDRF teams have been put on alert for the same. It is expected that the cyclonic storm will hit the coast near Mangrol between Veraval and Porbandar in Gujarat on May 18.

In Gujarat, coast guards are on alert over cyclone arrival in the sea areas of Kutch and Saurashtra. At the same time, fishermen have been warned to stay away from the sea. On the other hand, the Met department has issued an alert in Maharashtra. Mumbai, Thane and Raigad are likely to receive very heavy rain till Monday amid the threat of storm.

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