PM Modi to meet with top officials to review preparations for cyclone Tauktae
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday will hold a meeting with top government officials and representatives from the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) to review preparations against the approaching Cyclone Tauktae.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) earlier on Saturday said that the cyclonic storm Tauktae has formed over the east-central and adjoining south-east Arabian sea and issued an yellow cyclone alert for the Gujarat and Diu coasts. "Deep Depression intensified into a Cyclonic Storm "Tauktae" (pronounced as Tau'Te) over Lakshadweep area and adjoining southeast & eastcentral Arabian Sea: Cyclone watch for south Gujarat & Diu coasts," the IMD has tweeted.
IMD also forecasted that the cyclone would reach near Gujarat coast on the morning of May 18. "Deep Depression over Lakshadweep area and adjoining southeast & eastcentral Arabian Sea about 55 km north-northwest of Amini http://Divi.To intensify into a Cyclonic Storm during next 12 hrs. To move north-northwestwards and reach near Gujarat coast by 18th May morning," the weather body said in a subsequent tweet.