Tauktae Cyclone Latest Update

Kerala, Karnataka, Goa, and parts of  Maharashtra are experiencing unusually severe rains as a result of Cyclone Tauktae.

Transport services have been suspended in these states, and emergency and relief teams are on the alert for any potential consequences.

Two persons have perished in Kerala as a  result of severe rainfall and huge tidal waves.

Since Friday night, widespread tree uprooting,  flooding, and power outages have been a state-wide occurrence.

Despite the danger involved with the ongoing pandemic, the state government has been obliged to relocate hundreds of people to relief camps.

The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has expanded the number of teams from 53 to 100 in terms of preparation.

Out of these, 48 will be pre-deployed, while the remaining 20 will be kept on standby. A total of 32 teams will be preserved as backups. 16 transport planes and 18 helicopters have been maintained on standby by the Indian Air  Force.

It has also stated that it will concentrate on  Covid relief efforts in the impacted coastal districts.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inspected the situation yesterday and instructed the relevant authorities to take all necessary steps to ensure that people are evacuated safely.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) announced on Sunday that Cyclone Tauktae had strengthened into a “very strong cyclonic storm” over the East-central Arabian Sea.

It will most certainly increase during the next 12 hours, reaching the Gujarat coast on May 17. As a precaution, rescue teams have been dispatched to six states: Kerala, Karnataka,  Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, and Goa, all of which are believed to be in the path of the cyclone.

While the internet was awash with warnings, it also reminded people that a name may conceal a lot.

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The name Cyclone Tauktae  (pronounced Tau’Te) is derived from a Burmese word that means “very loud lizard.” Myanmar, a neighboring country, named the  cyclone.

One of the World Meteorological Organization’s (WMO) warning centers throughout the world is in charge of formally naming cyclones.

India, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Pakistan, the  Maldives, Oman, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Iran, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Yemen are all members of the WMO/United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) Panel on Tropical Cyclones (PTC).



Therefore, when it comes to naming cyclones, are there any rules?

While the name should ideally be simple and easy to remember, it must also avoid being inappropriate.

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