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May 19, 2021

Western Nepal likely to see floods due to cyclone Tauktae

Kathmandu: Nepal government has cautioned the people of western Nepal to remain alert against the impending heavy shower and floods as an impact of the cycle Tauktae.

The Department of Hydrology and Meteorology ( DHM) vehemently called upon the people, especially those living along the river banks, in the mid western and far western parts of Nepal including Sudurpaschim, Karnali, Lumbini and Gandaki Provinces till Friday.

“The water level in rivers may cross the danger mark. Those living on the river banks are requested to stay alert and remain safe,” tweeted the DHM.

The severe and terrific cyclonic storm known as Tauktae, that emerged from Arabian sea recently is reported to have damaged the river banks of Mumbai in India, and made landfall over Gujarat coast destroying hundreds of human settlements.

The cyclone that ravaged the western cost of India is said to have been the most powerful cyclone in the last two decades in which scores of houses have collapsed and over 29 people were killed.

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