Cyclone Tauktae brought 4 inches of rainfall in Ahmedabad until 3 pm. The city in all received 75.69 mm of rainfall and got 5 inches of rainfall in the last two days.
The city has been receiving rain since Tuesday morning with Viratnagar recording 78.50 mm of rainfall. Usmanpura and Bodakdev got 67 mm and 77 mm respectively while Jodhpur and Danapith recorded 72 and 97 mm. Dudeshwar also recorded 82 mm of rainfall.
In the last two days, the city has reported 181 instances of trees falling of which some have already been moved. Forth three instances of water logging were reported and over 500 hoardings were removed ahead of the cyclone hitting the city. The maximum instances of trees falling were recorded in the West Zone where 9 such cases were recorded.
Cave-ins reported during rain in Ahmedabad
Meanwhile, the rains also resulted in cave-ins. Two instances so of cave-ins have been reported so far. One was on the Bhairavnath Road near the BRTS bus station while another was reported today at Vastrapur near Himalaya Mall.
In all the city records about 100 cave-ins during monsoon.
Several trees were uprooted and a gallery of a house in Khokhra fell due to the impact of rain and strong winds in the wake of cyclone Tauktae in Ahmedabad. As per the met department cyclonic storm, Tauktae lay centered over Gujarat, 105 km south-southwest of Ahmedabad, and 35 km southwest of Surendranagar.
The storm that at present has an intensity of 75-85 kmph near the centre resulted in strong winds in Ahmedabad. The city is likely to see wind speeds of 30 to 35 kmph. The met department said the storm would eventually move towards the north-northeastwards and weaken into a deep depression in the next six hours.
DDO Ahmedabad, Arun Mahesh Babu tweeted that the eye will pass through Nalsarovar lake, Ahmedabad and enter Sanand taluka. The buffer is expected to brush through western Ahmedabad and move towards Gandhinagar at around 6 p.m.
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