Shah discusses situation post cyclone landfall with Mah, Guj, Raj CMs

New Delhi : Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday discussed the situation post landfall of extremely severe cyclonic storm Tauktae with the Chief Ministers of Gujarat, Maharashtra and Rajasthan.

Mr Shah enquired about help they required from the Centre in restoring normalcy in the states, Home Ministry officials said.

According to India Meteorological Department (IMD), the Cyclone Tauktae lay centre over Saurashtra about 200 km Southwest of Ahmedabad, 115 km South-Southwest of Surendranagar and 20 km East-Northeast of Amreli at 1230 hrs with a wind intensity of 80-90 KMPH gusting to 100 KMPH.

The cyclone brought gusty winds and heavy rains on the entire coastal belt, uprooting trees in Junagadh, Amreli and Bhavnagar districts the cyclone has been now moving towards northern Gujarat and will eventually get weakened.

At least 21 people were dead and 96 were missing on Tuesday after this cyclonic storm slammed into western India, compounding the misery for millions of others who are enduring a devastating coronavirus surge.

In Gujarat, reportedly three people have lost their lives due to Cyclone while around 40,000 trees have fallen and 16,500 huts affected in the state.

The cyclone winds also caused road blockage and power outages in many villages of these districts in Gujarat and the state government has deployed rapid restoration teams to clear roads and restore electricity.

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