Rains, rough seas hit India’s southern coast as cyclone Tauktae intensifies

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    Coastal areas of India’s southern Kerala state faced ravaging pre-storm winds and heavy rains on Saturday.

    The meteorological department issued a red alert in five districts of the state in the wake of cyclone Tauktae, including Alappuzha district.

    Roofs of houses collapsed in the Pathirapally region of Alappuzha, leaving many people homeless, while some regions faced incessant rains and subsequent flooding in villages, prompting authorities to move villagers to higher terrain.

    The storm is expected to intensify into a “severe cyclonic storm” by evening, the India Meteorological Department (IMD), and is likely to make landfall on the western coast of India on May 17.

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