On 17th May 2021, a powerful tropical cyclone, named Tauktae, struck India causing 12 fatalities, destroying homes, causing power outages and forcing at least 150,000 people to evacuate.
Initially classified as “extremely severe”, the cyclone made landfall in Gujarat state late on Monday with wind speeds of up to 160km/h (100mph).
Tauktae is the strongest cyclone to strike the coast of Gujarat since 1998.
The storm made landfall at a time when India is grappling with a staggering rise in coronavirus cases and deaths, as well as a shortage of beds and oxygen in hospitals.
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