Cyclone Tauktae : 12000 people shifted to safe places from coastal districts of Maharashtra

Mumbai : The Tauktae cyclone has now turned into a very severe cyclonic storm. Several districts of Maharashtra are witnessing heavy rains and thunderstorms in view of the storm. The district administration has shifted 12,420 residents from the coastal districts of Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg and Raigad to safer places in view of the outbreak of the storm. Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has also called a review meeting of the State Disaster Management Authority in the afternoon.

Tehsils such as Mandangarh, Dapoli, Rajapur and Ratnagiri in Siddhudurg have been badly affected in the last two days. The district administration has received complaints of damage due to weather, falling of trees, electricity and internet. However, the disaster management cell of the state government said that there was no news of anyone dying due to the cyclone. Curfew has been imposed in many tehsils of Sindhudurg and Ratnagiri to avoid any loss of life or property.

Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar reviewed the situation in the coastal districts and spoke to the District Collectors and Municipal Commissioners of the Disaster Management Cell in the ministry. A statement issued by Pawar’s office said, “Pawar is in touch with officials in coastal districts including Mumbai, Thane and Palghar, where Orange and Red Alerts have been issued.”

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