Cyclone Tauktae: Over 12,000 residents shifted from coastal Maha districts

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Tehsils such as Mandadad, Dapoli, Rajapur in Sidhudurg and Ratnagiri have been the last two days. District administration has received complaints of damage, falling trees, electricity and internet disorders due to weather

A two-wheeler was damaged when a tree fell on it due to the strong winds, in Thane on Monday, May 17.
A two-wheeler was damaged when a tree fell on it due to the strong winds, in Thane on Monday, May 17.

With Tauktae turned into a very severe cyclone storm, Administration of Ratnagiri Regency, Sindhudurg and Raigad, Pesisir Maharashtra Regency, has shifted 12,420 residents to safer places. The Chairperson of the Minister of Uddhav Thackeray has held a state disaster management authority meeting as well as in the afternoon.

Tehsils such as Mandadad, Dapoli, Rajapur in Sidhudurg and Ratnagiri have been the last two days. The district government has received complaints of damage, falling trees, electricity and internet disorders due to the weather. However, there were no reports of death because of cyclones, said cells of the state government disaster management. The curfew has been put in place in many teasts in Sindhudurg and Ratnagiri to avoid death and damage.

Deputy Minister of Chief Ajit Pawar took reviews of the situation in coastal districts and spoke to the district collectors and city commissioners from disaster management cells in Mantrallaya. “Pawar has been related to officials from coastal districts including Mumbai, Thane and Palghar, where orange and red warnings have been issued,” said a statement issued by the pawar office.

In a meeting review with Minister of Home Amit Shah on Sunday, the Chief Minister Thackeray said the government had taken steps for people’s safety and had prepared a reserve plan for oxygen supply, and drugs for Covid-19. “About 900 metric tons of oxygen is produced in five production plants in the coastal part of the country. Raigad Administration, Palghar, Ratnagiri, and Sindhudurg have been asked to take precautions to ensure that this plant is maintained. Double feed supply and strong cables will ensure no Damage caused by oxygen production plants. Maharashtra also has around 12 hours of oxygen supply in stock as a reserve, “said a statement issued by the state government.

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