At least 16 people have been reported dead on May 18, after Cyclone Tauktae ripped through India’s western coast on May 17, bringing strong winds and heavy rain, uprooting trees, and damaging buildings.
Raj Sharma recorded this video and originally posted it to YouTube. Sharma told Storyful he has never seen a storm like this before.
The India Meteorological Department said Cyclone Tauktae was an “extremely severe cyclonic storm” with wind speeds of up to 100 mph on the evening of May 17.
The storm is expected to weaken into a depression within a few hours, the India Meteorological Department said on May 18. Credit: Raj Sharma via Storyful