Karnataka, India: According to the State Disaster Management Administration on Sunday, Cyclone Tauktae killed 4 people and devastated 73 villages in 6 districts of Karnataka, India. 3 of the districts are coastal, while the other 3 are in the state’s rugged Western Ghats region, according to the Kerala State Disaster Management Authority (KSDMA).
Meanwhile, the cyclone is expected to continue heading north-northwest. According to the India Meteorological Department. Its center would be north-northwest of Goa by late afternoon.
According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), light to moderate rainfall will begin over coastal districts of Saurashtra on May 16 afternoon, with severe to very torrential rains at isolated locations across Saurashtra, Kutch, and Diu, and extremely severe rainfall at isolated locations on May 17 and 18.
The IMD cautioned that the sea conditions over the east central Arabian Sea on May 16 will be incredibly high to spectacular, and over the northeast Arabian Sea on May 17 and 18, and encouraged fishermen to stay away from the areas.
On Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended a high-level conference in New Delhi to assess the preparations of states and government entities to cope with the crisis that has arisen as a result of the disaster.
In preparations for the cyclone, the Indian Air Force (IAF) has kept 16 transport planes and 18 helicopters active.