After over a year of living amidst a pandemic and during the devastating second wave of COVID-19, the disasters hitting India are far from over. In case you haven’t heard yet, Cyclone Tauktae has been ravaging the western coast of the country since Monday. Impacted areas include Maharashtra, Gujarat, Kerala, Goa, and Diu. According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD) reports, the cyclone which is the biggest to hit the area in decades made landfall on the Gujarat coast in Saurashtra between the Diu and Una region till midnight.
Today, the IMD in an update said that Cyclone Tauktae has weakened from “severe cyclonic storm” to “cyclonic storm”. But not before causing strong gusts of winds and heavy pre-monsoon showers that lashed across Mumbai and regions around the city. People in Maharashtra, Gujarat and more are sharing dramatic visuals of the cyclone’s devastating impact.
— Harsh Goenka (@hvgoenka) May 17, 2021
#CycloneTauktae, an extremely severe cyclonic storm that passed Mumbai shortly after noon on Monday, was the worst cyclone to have skirted the city in at least four decades
— Hindustan Times (@htTweets) May 18, 2021
— ANI (@ANI) May 18, 2021
— Economic Times (@EconomicTimes) May 18, 2021
— IndSamachar News (@Indsamachar) May 17, 2021
Dramatic images of tug boat ‘Coromondel Supporter XI’ stranded in the Arabian Sea off Mangaluru this morning in #CycloneTauktae. Indian Navy & Coast Guard have rescued the crew by helicopter. @IndiaToday pic.twitter.com/e4UtFqwAik
— Shiv Aroor (@ShivAroor) May 17, 2021
— Priti Gandhi – प्रीति गांधी (@MrsGandhi) May 17, 2021
— Sarvesh Dessai (@sarveshdessai) May 15, 2021
My thoughts and prayers with the people of Kerala affected by the #CycloneTauktae 🌊🌧️. This is real climate emergency!
Stay Strong! 🙏🏻
— Licypriya Kangujam (@LicypriyaK) May 15, 2021