Kolhapur/Ratnagiri : As the Cyclone Tauktae intensified on Sunday, heavy rains with strong winds occurred along the Rajapur coastline here, forcing the evacuation of 289 people while a train narrowly escaped an accident.
At about 1230hrs, cyclone moved towards Rajapur coastline and in Sangne, Nate, Jaitapur, Abolgad, Musakazi villages in this tehsil heavy rainfall with winds lashing at present. Total 254 peoples of 68 families in Abolgad and 35 of seven games in Musakazi, were migrated at safe places. Mane houses In Jaitapur and Nate areas, were collapsed and damaged. House collapse incident also occured in Rajapur and Sakharpa.
With gusts winds and heavy rainfall, a big tree crashed on Netravati express, which was on its way from Madgaon to Thivim, however no causulty took place and railway employees were enganged on war footing to remove the tree in Sindhudurg district.
District administration has kept ready two NDRF teams to face any emergency situation.