Cyclone Tauktae leads to massive destruction in Gujarat: PM Modi will visit Gujarat tommorow. Due to the cyclone, most places of Gujarat and Saurashtra meteorological regions of the state are likely to receive light to moderate rainfall on Tuesday, with heavy to very rainfall and extremely heavy rainfall in isolated places in these areas,” it said.
The wind speed is likely to decrease during the day, it said, adding that “astronomical high” tidal waves would continue to inundate the area, it said.
At least four deaths due to the cyclone were officially confirmed so far.
An official of the State Emergency Operation Centre (SEOC) said three of the casualties were reported due to falling of walls following heavy rains and strong winds.
The deceased included one each from Rajkot, Valsad and Bhavnagar, one of the worst affected district by the cyclone in the state.
Cyclone Tauktae leads to massive destruction in Gujarat
Several areas in the coastal regions of Gujarat plunged into darkness on Monday night due to power outage, while a large number of trees, electric poles and mobile towers got uprooted amid the high speed winds.
Temporary structures were also destroyed in the strong wind, while heavy rainfall in the affected regions caused flooding and tree falls led to blocked roads.
Army personnel and other rescue teams immediately swung into action to clear the roads by removing trees and poles, and restoring damaged structures.
Between 10 pm and midnight, several parts of the coastal districts of Gir Somnath, Amreli, and Bhavnagar as well as parts of Valsad district in south Gujarat received heavy rainfall, as per the SEOC data.
Una in Gir Somnath, one of the worst affected taluka, received the highest amount of rainfall at 175 mm in 12 hours till 4 am Tuesday.
During this period, Gir Gadhada in Gir Somnath district received 173 mm rainfall, Savarkundla in Amreli and Umargam in Valsad got 167 mm rain each, Palitana in Bhavnagar district 114 mm rainfall, and Amreli 102 mmrainfall.
Seventy one talukas in the state received some amount of rainfall due to the cyclone, the SEOC said.