As Gujarat braces for cyclonic storm Tauktae, chief minister Vijay Rupani reviewed the preparations in the coastal districts of the state that will be impacted the most by the cyclonic storm. The chief minister held a meeting with officials of coastal districts in Saurashtra and Kutch and the Gandhinagar State Emergency Operation Centre.
The state is looking at zero casualties in the coastal districts that are on the path of the storm.
How is Gujarat preparing for Tauktae?
- Around 1.5 lakh people have been mandatorily moved to safer locations.
- Efforts are being made to ensure that cattle are also moved to safer locations with the help of the animal husbandry department.
- The state has appealed to those in coastal districts to stay put at home.
- The defense forces have also been put on alert and a 24X7 control room has been set up.
- Around 600 teams have been formed to ensure that electricity supply if lost is restored quickly while 744 health teams, 160 ICU on wheels, 607 ambulances of 108 emergency services have been set up to deal with any contingency.
- To ensure that COVID patients in affected districts are not inconvenienced, 1400 COVID hospitals in the affected districts have been asked to ensure that power backups are made available.
- Against a requirement of 1000 tons of oxygen 1700 tons have been stocked and Remdesivier and other important medicines have also been sent to coastal districts.
Tauktae in Gujarat
Cyclone Tauktae, which is currently lying over eastcentral Arabian Sea, is likely to reach the Gujarat coast today evening and make landfall between Porbandar and Mahuva during the night. The IMD has issued a red alert clarifying that the extremely severe cyclonic storm is likely to make landfall with a maximum sustained wind speed of 155-165 km per hour gusting to 185 km per hour.
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