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Cyclone Tauktae

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Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm Tauktae (Burmese pronunciation: [taʊʔtɛ̰]) was a powerful Arabian Sea tropical cyclone that became the strongest tropical cyclone to make landfall in the Indian state of Gujarat since the 1998 Gujarat cyclone and one of the strongest tropical cyclones to ever affect the West Coast of India.

The cyclone made landfall in Gujarat the same day as India recorded its, at the time, highest single-day COVID death toll, with 4,329 deaths reported.[1]

Tauktae resulted in at least 82 deaths in India,[2] and left another 81 people missing.[3]

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  1. "Cyclone Hits India On Deadliest Day Of Pandemic". NPR.org. Retrieved 2021-05-18.
  2. "India - Tropical Cyclone TAUKTAE update (GDACS, IMD, NDM India) (ECHO Daily Flash of 19 May 2021) - India". ReliefWeb. Retrieved 2021-05-19.
  3. "Cyclone Tauktae LIVE: 45 dead in Gujarat; PM Modi undertakes aerial survey". Businees Standard. Retrieved May 19, 2021.