Cyclone / 6 people dead, 9 injured in damage due to Cyclone Tauktae: Maharashtra CMO

Zoom News : May 18, 2021, 08:14 AM
Mumbai: On Monday, Cyclone Tauktae wrecked Maharashtra, killing six people and injuring nine. As per official reports, around 2500 constructions have been partially or completely collapsed. Four animals also died. Around 12,500 citizens have been relocated to safer locations. Tree falling incidents and disruption in power supply were also reported across the state. Meanwhile, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray took cognizance of the damage and instructed immediate relief works.

Taking to Twitter, the Office of the Chief Minister of Maharashtra informed about the measures taken by the CM Uddhav Thackeray:

As the Cyclone is moving towards Gujarat, CM Thackeray asked for the machinery to be kept on an alert considering the heavy rains and gusty winds.

District Collectors were directed to ensure that precautions are taken and relief works are speeded up.

Precautions have been taken to ensure that the power supply to COVID hospitals has not been disrupted. Alternate electricity supply arrangements are also in place. Patients in three COVID care centres in Mumbai have been relocated to safer facilities.

Vehicular movement is being restored after removing trees and electric poles that have fallen due to gusty winds.

CM took stock of the damage to fishing boats.

He also took stock of the interrupted Air & Rail services from the relevant departments.