Hurricane Thakte is described as the worst in 30 years in the western part of the country.
Winds of up to 49 meters per second are expected in Gujarat on Monday. In the Atlantic, this would be equivalent to a Type 2 hurricane.
Already this weekend, heavy rains and strong winds in southern India have killed 6 people.
On Monday morning, two emergency messages arrived from ships outside Mumbai as a result of the hurricane to the main rescue center in southern Norway.
– Receiving messages from abroad is very common because the system used is international and goes via satellite, explains rescue chief Otgir Anderson to Daclat.
He says 265 people are being evacuated from one ship and the other is being taken out of the water.
– Anderson says the rescue center in Mumbai coordinates the rescue efforts.
More than a million people have been evacuated, and authorities are working to ensure that hospitals treating corona patients do not have the power.
India has been hit hard by the corona epidemic in recent months.
At the time of writing, it is, according to statistics Johns Hopkins University Nearly 25 million Indians are infected with the virus and so far 274,390 have died, but according to Reuters Many experts believe that real numbers can be five to ten times higher.
– Test capacity in India is low in relation to demand. Labs that analyze samples also have major capacity issues. Many are sent home, or get results several days after the test, Professor Kathinka Freistat told DocBlade on Friday about the big dark numbers.
Lack of oxygen
One of the biggest challenges facing the Indian government is the lack of oxygen. Several hospitals have warned against this in recent weeks, but so far no help is available.
We see Govt-19 patients dying due to lack of oxygen supply to hospitals. Supreme Court judges Ajit Kumar and Siddhartha Verma said in a hearing on the topic that it was a criminal act and not less than the genocide of those appointed to continue access to liquid medicine.