Cyclone Tauktae : High alert in Kerala and Tamil Nadu !

New Delhi – On the backdrop of the intensifying Tauktae cyclone Central Water Commission in India has declared high alert in Tamil Nadu and Kerala on the western sea coast. It is predicted that the cyclone will cause flash floods in coastal areas of both the States. The cyclone is currently moving from Lakshadweep islands towards the west coastal region.

Rivers Manimala and Achankovil from Kerala and Kodayar from Tamil Nadu have reached dangerous levels. Both the States have issued high alert to those living on the banks of these rivers. 53 divisions of NDRF are ready to face the situation. Twenty-four of these 53 teams have already moved in the high alert zones while rest of the 29 teams are stand-by teams for the 5 States under orange alert.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has reviewed the situation in the State and asked authorities and officials to remain alert and well equipped to tackle the situation. Districts especially Palghar, Raigad, Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg have received high alert.