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Mumbai Rains Update: Four Injured In Goregaon East Landslide, 400 People Evacuated From Kranti Nagar

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Heavy rains in Mumbai is still continued from last two days and there is no stopping to it. At the latest, on Sunday morning, a landslide has been occurred at Rajiv Gandhi Nagar, near Nurani Masjid in Dindoshi, Goregaon East, which left 4 injured in early morning 7.45 am.

As per the media report, a hill has been collapsed due to heavy rains which led to landslide. The injured people identified as Mohammed Hushain Shaikh (15), Zubeda Banu Shaikh (70), Ahemad Hushain Shaikh (14), Abdul Gafar Shaikh (42).

In another instance, 400 people have been evacuated from Kranti Nagar in the early morning on Sunday as there is an increase in the water level of Mithi River. All the people have been shifted to Bazarwad Municipal school in Kurla. Meanwhile, NDRF team has been deployed in Kurla.

As per Western Railway, Water logging at Nalasopara due to very heavy rainfall since yesterday night. Railway staff are present at the locations continiously monitoring the situation. There has been disruption of services in Western Railway, especially between Dahishar to Virar. On the other hand, Central and Harbour line are completely close. Meanwhile, Western Railway trains are 10 to 15 minutes delay as per the current update.

Apart from predicting heavy rainfall in upcoming 24 hours, IMD also issued warning of high time in afternoon. Even, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has advised the residents of Mumbai against venturing into the sea as well as in water-logged areas.

As per Deputy Director General of Meteorology, India Met Department K S Hosalikar tweeted, “Mumbai received heavy to very heavy with extremely heavy rainfall (more than 200 mm) at many places in last 24 hrs warnings are there for today also for Mumbai, Thane, Palghar etc. including south konkan.”

CMO tweeted, “Maharashtra Government requests six more NDRF teams for Mumbai, Thane, Palghar in view of heavy rains. Also requests Indian Air Force for airlifting of around 35 villagers from Ju-Nandkhuri near Khandvali.”

One Mi 17 helicopter has been launched by IAF from Santacruz on request by state government towards rescue of 35 residents Ju Nandkhuri Village ,near Khadvali ,Thane.

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Tauktae to reach Gujarat coast Monday evening, IMD issues Orange alert

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Cyclonic storm “Tauktae” is very likely to reach Gujarat coast on Monday evening and cross Gujarat coast between Porbandar and Mahuva (Bhavnagar district) during early hours on Tuesday as a very severe cyclonic storm with a maximum sustained surface wind speed of 155-165 kmph gusting to 185 kmph.

Orange message regarding cyclone warning for Gujarat and Diu coasts in view of Tauktae over east central Arabian Sea has been issued, the National Weather Forecasting Centre of the India Meteorological Department said on Monday.

As per the IMD, Tauktae moved north-northwestwards with a speed of about 18 kmph during past six hours and lay centered at 2.30 a.m. on Monday over east central Arabian Sea near latitude 18 degree north and longitude 71.7 degree east, about 360 km north-northwest of Panjim-Goa, 170 km south-southwest of Mumbai, 350 km south-southeast of Veraval (Gujarat), 310 km south-southeast of Diu and 900 km south-southeast of Karachi (Pakistan).

Tidal wave above astronomical tide is likely to inundate coastal areas with inputs of about 3 meter over Amreli, Gir Somnath, Diu, Bhavnagar, 2-3 metre over Bharuch, Anand, southern parts of Ahmedabad, 1-2 metre over Surat, Navsari, Valsad, and 0.5-1 metre over the remaining coastal districts of Gujarat during the time of landfall.

Prevailing high to very high sea condition over east central Arabian Sea will be very high to phenomenal over northeast Arabian Sea from Monday morning till Tuesday noon and improve gradually thereafter.

Sea conditions will be very rough to High along and off south Maharashtra-Goa coasts during next 12 hours and along and off north Maharashtra coast on Monday Morning.

It is very likely to be very rough to high along and off south Gujarat coast from Monday morning and very high to phenomenal from Monday midnight, till Tuesday forenoon and improve gradually thereafter.

In Kerala, light to moderate rainfall is expected at many places with heavy falls at isolated places on Monday. Similar rainfall is predicted at most places with heavy to very heavy falls at isolated places over south Konkan and Goa and adjoining Ghat areas on during Monday. The condition will be same in North Konkan.

Light to moderate rainfall at many places is very likely to commence over coastal districts of Saurashtra from Monday afternoon, with heavy to very heavy falls at isolated places over Saurashtra and Kutch, Diu and southern most Gujarat region with extremely heavy falls at isolated places on Monday and with heavy to very heavy falls at a few places over Saurashtra and Kutch and Diu and south Gujarat region with extremely heavy falls at isolated places on Tuesday.

There is prediction of light to moderate rainfall at many places with heavy to very heavy falls and extremely heavy falls at isolated places very likely over south Rajasthan on Tuesday and heavy to very heavy falls at isolated places over the state Wednesday.

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Cyclone Tauktae threat shuts Mumbai Airport for 3 hrs

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Owing to the potential threats created by the raging Cyclone Tauktae, the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport in Mumbai has shut all operations for 3 hours from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday.

An official spokesperson said that the move was necessitated in view of the alerts over the Cyclone Tauktae – currently passing by Mumbai with windspeeds of 75-85 kmph – as the storm hurtles to south Gujarat.

Till now, one flight of private airline SpiceJet was diverted from Mumbai and further details are awaited.

Cyclone Tauktae hit Mumbai with full fury around after midnight of Monday (May 17) bringing with it heavy rains, thunder, lightning and powerful gales, wreaking havoc though there are no human casualties.

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Cyclonic Tauktae very likely to intensify in next 24 hrs

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The Severe Cyclonic Storm “Tauktae” (pronounced as Tau’Te) over east central Arabian Sea is likely to intensify further in the next 24 hours.

The cyclone is very likely to move north-northwestwards and reach Gujarat coast in the evening hours of May 17 and cross Gujarat coast between Porbandar and Mahuva (Bhavnagar district) around May 18 early morning, said the National Weather Forecasting Centre of the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

“Tauktae” moved nearly northwards with a speed of about 11 kmph during past 6 hours and lay centered at 5.30 a.m. on Sunday over east central Arabian Sea near latitude 15.0 degree North and longitude 72.7 degree East, about 130 km west-southwest of Panjim-Goa, 450 km south of Mumbai, 700 km south-southeast of Veraval (Gujarat) and 840 km southeast of Karachi (Pakistan).

In Kerala, light to moderate rainfall at many places with heavy to very heavy falls at isolated places on Sunday and heavy falls at isolated places on May 17 is likely to take place.

The IMD forecast mentions light to moderate rainfall at most places in Karnataka (coastal and adjoining Ghat districts) with heavy to very heavy rainfalls at isolated places later in the day on Sunday.

There is possibility of light to moderate rainfall at most places in Konkan and Goa with heavy to very heavy rainfalls at a few places adjoining Ghat areas on Sunday and heavy falls at isolated places on Monday over north Konkan.

In Gujarat, light to moderate rainfall at many places is very likely to commence including over coastal districts of Saurashtra from Sunday afternoon, with heavy to very heavy rainfalls at isolated places over Saurashtra and Kutch and Diu and extremely heavy falls at isolated places on May 17 and with heavy to very heavy falls at a few places over Saurashtra and Kutch and Diu with extremely heavy falls at isolated places on May 18.

Light to moderate rainfall at many places in Rajasthan with heavy to very heavy falls at isolated places very likely over south region of the state on May 18 and over across the state on May 19 is likely.

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