A hurricane has now hit India, where the corona virus has been deeply affected recently. Categorized as “extremely severe”, Hurricane Tauktae reached a speed of 160 km / h, and at least 20 people were reported to have died due to the hurricane. While it was stated that hundreds of thousands of people evacuated the region where they lived due to the hurricane, it was reported that the corona virus vaccination studies in the country were disrupted. While it was announced that a boat carrying 273 people disappeared in the country, the Ministry of Defense reported that two naval ships were deployed and 28 of the missing persons were rescued.
In India, where the Corona virus was severely affected, the hurricane has now been effective. At least 20 people were reported to have died in the hurricane that hit the Arabian Sea in the southwest of the country.
In the news in the Indian media, it was stated that the hurricane called “Tuktae”, which means a “lizard” making different voices by the Myanmarians, was effective in the regions on the coast of the Arabian Sea in India.
It is stated that the Tuktae hurricane, which turned into “extremely severe cyclone hurricane” the other day, had its effect 160 kilometers southwest of Mumbai city.
At least 20 people died in the provinces of Karnataka, Kerala, Goa and Maharashtra as a result of floods and strong winds caused by the hurricane. On the other hand, damage assessment studies related to hurricane causing heavy damage in many villages continue.
While disruptions have been detected in health services due to the rapidly increasing corona virus cases in the country in recent days, it was stated that the hurricane disrupted the vaccination programs. It was stated that hundreds of thousands of people evacuated the area where hundreds of thousands of people lived due to the hurricane that turned the streets into a river, and it was reported that strong winds damaged unstable structures.
In the statement made, it was reported that there were people who lost their lives due to the fall of trees and electric poles. While Mumbai officials called people to stay indoors due to the hurricane, it was stated that about 600 corona virus patients in hospitals moved to other hospitals.
The Indian Ministry of Defense said in a statement that a boat carrying 273 people drifting off the coast of Mumbai has disappeared, two naval ships have been deployed to assist in search and rescue operations and 28 people have been rescued so far.
In the images reflected in the local press and social media, it was seen that the roofs of the houses were flying and there were disruptions in the traffic due to flood waters. Some of the planes arriving at Mumbai Airport due to the hurricane were diverted to other cities, and then the airport was closed for a while.
The measures taken in the areas where the hurricane is expected to hit were examined on-site by officials affiliated with the state governments. In India, which is one of the countries most affected by the new type of corona virus (Covid-19) epidemic, measures have been taken in hospitals to prevent possible damage to patients who need medical oxygen for possible power outages.
Officials from the Indian Meteorological Service announced that they expect the hurricane to reach the state of Gujarat from the coastline between the regions of Porbandar and Makhuva tonight at a speed of 200 kilometers per hour and leave the state tomorrow morning. In the statement made by the Gujarat state administration, it was stated that approximately 1,500 people living in the coastal area were evacuated to high places until last night. In the statement, it was stated that the evacuation works continue today.
In the meantime, 12,400 people in the state of Maharashtra were evacuated from their homes and transported to safe places.
In the states in the west of the country, some train services were suspended due to the hurricane and the passages from the bridges were closed, and drivers were asked to use different routes.
In the statement made by the Gujarat Emergency Management Center, it was noted that light rain fell in 21 regions of the state.