New Delhi: As Cyclone Tauktae leaves behind a trail of destruction in Gujarat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be visiting Gujarat and Diu on May 19 so to take stock of the situation there, sources told Zee News. 

PM Modi will conduct an aerial survey of Una, Diu, Jafarabad, and Mahuva and will also hold a review meeting in Ahmedabad later, news agency ANI confirmed.

Cyclone Tauktae — made landfall in Gujarat at around 8.30 pm on Monday and it is the biggest storm to hit Gujarat in decades with wind speed of 155-165 kilometres per hour, gusting to 190 km/hour.

“Cyclonic Storm Tauktae is over the Gujarat region. It is about 120 km south-southeast of Deesa, and 35 km west of Ahmedabad and 80 km east-northeast of Surendranagar. It is likely to weaken into a deep depression within three hours,” the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani claimed over 16,000 houses were damaged, and more than 40,000 trees and over 1,000 poles uprooted in the storm.

At least 13 people died due to accidents under the impact of the cyclone in Gujarat as the storm battered parts of the state and left behind a trail of destruction in its wake uprooting electric poles and trees, and damaging several houses and roads, before weakening, officials said on Tuesday. 

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