Ahmedabad:

Gujarat’s Chief Minister Vijay Rupani remained stationed at the State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) for a substantial time over the previous 24 hours as Cyclone Tauktae moved quickly in the direction of the state, an official assertion stated Tuesday.

When the landfall means of the cyclone began off the coast of Gujarat round 9pm on Monday, Rupani arrived at the SEOC, a central management room in Gandhinagar, to take inventory of the situation and information the administration, He stated.

He remained in the management room till midnight Monday and held phone conversations and digital conferences with collectors and discipline officers from the affected districts, based on the assertion.

Rupani returned to the SEOC once more on Tuesday morning and spent greater than three hours, throughout which he chaired a assessment assembly with officers and gathered info on the present situation and the devastation brought on by the cyclone, it added.

After reviewing the situation, Rupani instructed reporters that regardless of such a excessive depth cyclone hitting Gujarat, the state authorities has managed to keep away from main lack of life or property, as greater than 2 billion folks have already been moved to safer locations.

At least seven folks had been killed in Gujarat when the cyclone struck components of the state and left a path of destruction alongside the coast, uprooting energy poles and timber and damaging a number of homes and roads, authorities stated Tuesday.

The course of of constructing landfall from the eye of extraordinarily extreme cyclonic storm Tauktae, which hit the Gujarat coast in the Saurashtra area between Diu and Una, ended round midnight, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) stated.

It crossed the Gujarat coast as an “extremely severe cyclonic storm” and step by step weakened.

As of Tuesday morning, it was over the Saurashtra area close to Amreli as a “severe severe cyclonic storm”, and was prone to step by step weaken right into a cyclonic storm in the afternoon, the IMD stated in its newest bulletin.

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