Impact of Cylone Tauktae at Nesco Jumbo Vaccination Centre in Goregaon, Mumbai
NEW DELHI: Cyclone Tauktae has left 122 people dead so far, including 37 on Barge P-305 which sank 35 miles off Mumbai coast. An assessment by the disaster management division of the home ministry said over 2.6 lakh people have been evacuated from six affected states and kept at shelter camps, about 2.4 lakh of them in Gujarat alone.
Gujarat has been the worst affected accounting for 47 deaths. The landfall of the cyclone was in Gir Somnath district. More than 77,000 electric poles were damaged and 70,000 trees uprooted. The report from the state disaster management authorities said at least 368 government buildings have been damaged.
The report said 1,143km of roads were damaged in Gujarat, 356km in Kerala and 58km in Karnataka. In Gujarat, the administration evacuated over 2.38 lakh people and put them in shelters. The state administration has restored 98 Covid hospitals out of 130 affected.