NEW DELHI: After The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on May 13, 2021, issued a warning of a possible Cyclone named Tauktae, the National Disaster Response Force sprung into action and deployed its teams in five states namely Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Gujarat and Maharashtra.
“CycloneTauktae UPDATE- 53 NDRF teams committed, 24 teams pre-deployment, 29 teams standby-ready for 5 states Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Gujarat and Maharashtra,” tweeted Satya Pradhan, Director General of NDRF.
🔸53 #NDRF teams committed
🔸24 teams pre-deployment
🔸29 teams standby-ready
🔸For 5 states
🔸Guj,Maharashtra @PMOIndia @HMOIndia @PIBHomeAffairs @BhallaAjay26 @ANI @PIBTvpm @PIBBengaluru @PIBAhmedabad @PIBMumbai pic.twitter.com/1ZBvE9YVIS
— ѕαtчα prαdhαnसत्य नारायण प्रधान ସତ୍ଯପ୍ରଧାନ-DG NDRF (@satyaprad1) May 14, 2021
The warning comes after a low-pressure area was formed in the Arabian Sea which is considered ideal for a cyclone.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said, “A low-pressure area has formed over the southeast Arabian Sea and adjoining Lakshadweep area today. It is very likely to become well marked over Lakshadweep area by Friday morning.”
The low-pressure area is expected to be formed by May 14 while it may take another two days to turn into a cyclone.
The Kerala State Disaster Management Authority (KDSMA) in a statement said, “The Disaster Management Authority (DMA) has directed the public and concerned to be vigilant in the event of thunderstorms and strong winds in Kerala.”