Cyclone Tauktae wreaks havoc in Mumbai, Navy on rescue to Bombay High
Cyclone Tauktae hit Mumbai with full fury bringing heavy rains, strong gales of over 75-85 kmph, which wreaked havoc by uprooting scores of trees, damaged some homes, and disrupted road traffic, though there were no human casualties, officials said on Monday.
In an alarming development, the Indian Navy has despatched two ships to rescue around 273 personnel of the Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) who are stranded on a drifting barge near the Bombay High Fields, around 175 km off Mumbai, in the direct path of the cyclone whirling towards Gujarat in the choppy Arabian Sea.
(With inputs from Agencies)
Cyclone: Heavy showers, strong winds in Mumbai; IMD upgrades rain forecast
Gusty winds and heavy showers lashed Mumbai and its neighbouring areas on Monday as the "very severe cyclonic storm" Tauktae headed towards Gujarat, uprooting trees and disrupting local train services in the metropolis, officials said.
The IMD has warned of extremely heavy rain and wind speed upto 120 kmph over the next few hours, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said in the afternoon.
Navi Mumbai's rainfall data on May 17
NMMC MONSOON 2021
17/05/2021 , 8:30 am To
17/05/2021 , 02.30 pm.
Belapur - 22.00 mm
Nerul - 27.00 mm
Vashi - 32.40 mm
Koparkhairne- 40.80 mm
Airoli - 37.90 mm
Total Avg - 32.02 mm
Cyclonic storm Tauktae over the Arabian Sea led to very strong winds blowing at a speed of 114 kmph in Mumbai on Monday
Mumbai weather update: Cyclone Tauktae wreaks havoc; extremely heavy rainfall over next few hours in city, says IMD
Officials handle a billboard that fell due to strong winds caused by Cyclone Tauktae on May 17. Visuals from Desai Naka in Kalyan, Thane.
Visited the Disaster Management room of the
As a result of the cyclone alert, the closure of operations at CSMIA has been further extended until 1800 hrs of 17th May 2021, says CSMIA.
Aaditya Thackeray visited Disaster Management room of BMC to take update on current situation of Cyclone Tauktae
NOWCAST WARNING ISSUED at 1600 Hrs IST DATED 17/5/21 INTENSE SPELLS OF RAINFALL WITH STRONG SURFACE WIND REACHING 100-110 KMPH IN GUST LIKELY IN DISTRICTS OF THANE, PALGHAR, RAIGAD, MUMBAI DURING NEXT 4 HOURS.
Operations at Mumbai Airport to be suspended till 10 pm
As a result of the cyclone alert, the closure of operations at CSMIA has been further extended until 2000 hrs of 17th May 2021, says CSMIA.
Cyclone Tauktae: 6 dead, 9 injured, 12,500 evacuated in Maharashtra; CM Uddhav Thackeray takes stock of damage
A very severe cyclonic storm, Cyclone Tauktae, with winds gusting up to 185 km per hour was barreling towards the Gujarat coast on Monday, dumping heavy rains on Mumbai, forcing the evacuation of over 1.5 lakh people in Gujarat and leaving two barges with 410 people on board adrift in the Arabian Sea.
The tropical storm which has intensified into a very severe cyclonic storm was packing wind speeds of about 20 kmph and is expected to reach Gujarat coast by the evening and cross it between 8 pm and 11 pm, the IMD said.
Meanwhile, the Cyclone Tauktae has ravaged Maharashtra, killing six people and injuring nine. 2,542 constructions have been partially collapsed/completely collapsed. According to the Disaster Management Department, a total of 12,500 people have been evacuated. Tree falling incidents and disruption in power supply have been reported across the state.
Ritesh Gaikwad had a lucky escape after a tree fell on his Honda City while he was in the vehiclein Thane
Ritesh Gaikwad (45) had a lucky escape after a tree fell on his Honda City while he was in the vehicle in Thane.
Naupada Police, RDMC & Fire Brigade officials chopped the huge tree and rescued Gaikwad.
Western Railway suspends train services between Churchgate and Marine lines
Western Railway has suspended train services between Churchgate and Marine Lines on fast lines but slow lines are running. Tree has collapsed on this line.
Mumbai: Water-logging at Sion station due to heavy rains
Mumbai Airport has registered the cancellations of 34 arrivals and 22 departures: CSMIA
With the announcement of the cyclone alert, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) had closed all flight operations wih effect from 11:00 am to 10 pm on 17th May 2021. The airport has so far witnessed 7 diversions. In the wake of the alert, a few airlines have decided to cancel services to Mumbai. CSMIA has registered the cancellations of 34 arrivals and 22 departures. Passengers are adviced to connect with their respective airlines before leaving their homes. More updates will follow.
Energy Minister Dr Nitin Raut after several meetings with MSEDCL chalked out action plan to keep system ready in wake of Tauktae cyclone to maintain power supply
The Energy Minister Dr Nitin Raut after several meetings with the MSEDCL chalked out action plan to keep the system ready in the wake of Tauktae cyclone to maintain the power supply. He also closely monitored the implementation of this action plan.
The control rooms were set up at Divisional and District levels. More than 13,000 work force was deployed to keep the power supply uninterrupted and restore the system affected by Tautke.
"As the energy minister, I had the last year experience of Nisarga cyclone which devastated the distribution network in Konkan region. So I was able to plan more carefully this time. For this, I held continuous meetings for the last 3 days with the MSEDCL. I have instructed the senior officers to monitor the situation and my officers sat in control room from early Sunday morning. Through VC, I have been interacting regularly with Energy Secretary Dinesh Waghmare, MSEDCL Chairman and Managing Director Vijay Singhal and other senior officers. Every two to three hours, I am talking to all the concerned officials to review the situation "said Dr. Nitin Raut.
Dr Raut has said that emergency plans were prepared in the case of major breakdowns. He also directed to immediately start preparations at the local level to face the cyclone.
Issuing the high alert, the MSEDCL has asked it's employees to remain at their headquarters and had cancelled leaves.
Consideration the impending situation, plans were made to minimize damages to power plants due to cyclones and torrential rains. At the same time, necessary material has kept ready in important substations and store centers which includes poles, transformers, transformer oil, conductors and other technical equipment. All the outsourced agencies of maintenance are instructed to be ready with the necessary manpower, materials and vehicles.
In the event of a major breakdown due to the calamity, alternate arrangements were prepared. Considering the pandemic, Dr Raut has instructed to restore power supply giving priority to residential consumers, Covid Hospitals, Covid Care Centres, oxygen production and refilling industries, isolation wards, vaccination centers, water supply, mobile towers, railways and essential services.
He has instructed the Regional Directors of MSEDCL to work on a war footing level to streamline the power supply in coordination with the local administration and the police department.
He has further instructed them to monitor the situation round the clock and immediately inform the headquarters if major breakdown occurred. He asked them to mobilize the resources for early restoration.