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India: Tropical Cyclone: 2021/05/17 Country Information on DRR

Period 2021/05/17
Country or District India
Event Type Tropical Cyclone
Outline A low pressure system over the Lakshadweep archipelago and adjoining Arabian Sea has intensified into Cyclonic Storm “Tauktae”. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) forecasts the storm to intensify further into a Very Severe Cyclonic Storm and continue to move north-northwestwards. The storm is predicted to reach the Gujarat coast by 18 May with wind speeds of up to 150 to 160 km/h.
Human Impact Physical Impact Others
Government of India 2021/05/22
Dead: 181
Injured: 101
Affected: 14,117,772
Houses damaged: 122,530 houses

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Government of India 2021/05/22
Situation Report about Cyclonic Storm “TAUKTAE” (pronounced as Tau’Te) updated as on 22.05.2021 up to 1000 Hrs.

ECHO 2021/05/19
According to the National Disaster Management Authority (NDM India), 82 people have died across the States of Gujarat (45), Maharashtra(17), Kerala (9), Karnataka (8) and Goa (3). In addition, 64 people have been injured, 255,758 people have been evacuated, 11,714,481 affected and 55,834 houses damaged.

BBC 2021/05/18
More than 90 people are missing after a barge off the coast of Mumbai city sank amid a severe cyclone.

BBC 2021/05/17
At least six were killed and thousands evacuated in the last two days amid heavy rains accompanying the storm.

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PDC 2021/05/16
India: Tropical Cyclone Tauktae - Estimated Impacts Warning 10, 16 May 2021 1500 UTC