The IAF has kept 16 transport aircraft and 18 helicopters on operation readiness in peninsular India in the wake of the cyclone.
PM reviews preparedness on cyclone Tauktae, asks officials to take all measures to ensure safe evacuation
He also called for ensuring maintenance of all essential services such as power, telecommunications, health and drinking and their immediate restoration in the event of damages caused to them.
The Authority has directed all airports concerned to take all precautions and plan preparedness in view of cyclone 'Tauktae' approaching the western coast of the country, AAI said in a statement.
Sources said 14 families in Someshwar were shifted to a relief camp opened at a madrasa while another eight families were shifted to a government relief centre in Ullal.
In the past five years, the advancing sea has destroyed 21 houses on Moosodi beach. Several residents said they started losing their land to the sea only after the harbour started coming up.
Kanyakumari district having its border with Kerala, Tirunelveli and some of the districts in the Western Ghats region received rains today.
Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku said the players in his side are crazy and they can go to any extent to win matches.
Depression over Arabian Sea intensifies into Cyclone Tauktae, to cross Gujarat coast around May 18: IMD
Both the Centre and states have been gearing up to deal with the cyclone that has been building up over the Arabian Sea for days now.
Valiyathura sea bridge, one of the oldest sea piers in the state, caved in after being battered by the rising sea waters. The gate has been closed by the National Disaster Response Team.
The force's Director General, S N Pradhan, said in a tweet that these teams are being mobilised for deployment in the coastal regions of Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Goa and Maharashtra.
The districts may receive more than 20 cm rainfall in 24 hours. Meanwhile, the sea continue to be very rough and huge tidal waves are battering the coastal hamlets displacing hundreds of families.
Airlines have also put their teams and operations on alert ahead of the cyclone. Vistara and IndiGo have issued advisories for their passengers that their flights are likely to be impacted.
Palghar, Raigad, Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg districts are likely to bear the brunt of the cyclone and hence the collectors of these districts have been asked to take all necessary precautions.
Cyclone Tauktae: Central Water Commission predicts severe flood situation in Kerala, TN; PM to review preparations
As of 8 am today morning, rivers Manimala, Achankovil in Kerala and Kodaiyar in Tamil Nadu continued flowing in 'Severe situation', all three above their danger levels.
Retired judge of Madras High Court, Aruna Jagadeesan, who is heading the Commission of Inquiry, submitted her interim report to Chief Minister M K Stalin at the Secretariat.