Cyclone Nisarga : Approching towards costal area
Mumbai : India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday scaled up Cyclone Nisarga’s current status. According to IMD , the depression lays about 310 km Southwest of Panjim, 570 km South-sothwest of Mumbai , 800 km South-southwest of Surat . It will cross Harihareswar (Maharashtra) and Daman coast on the evening of June 3 (Wednesday).
Cyclone Nisarga : Alert issued in coastal areas
Indian Meterological Department has issued a red alert for Mumbai, Thane , Palghar and Raigad for Wednesday . There is a red alert for Palghar alone on Thursday as well.
The depression over the south-east and adjoining east central Arabian sea and Lakshadweep area, which is likely to intensify into Cyclone Nisarga, will largely impact Mumbai, Thane, Palghar, Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg districts and neighbouring areas in Konkan .
Heavy to extremely heavy rainfall is predicted on Tuesday and on Wednesday , the IMD said on Monday.
Nisarga , which is likely to make landfall on Wednesday afternoon as a severe cyclonic storm with a wind speed of 90 to 105 km per hour gusting to 125 kmph , can inundate the low lying areas , especially in Mumbai and its adjoining areas and can cause severe structural damage.
However, Union Home minister Amit Shah held a video conference with Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray regarding Cyclone Nisarga. Amit Shah clarified that disaster response teams from neighbouring states have been kept on alert and will be sent to Maharashtra if needed.
During the video conference, the CM said that alert has been issued to Mumbai city, Mumbai suburbs, Thane, Palghar, Raigad, Ratnagiri&Sindhudurg. The state's disaster management, relief & rehabilitation department is fully prepared to deal with #CycloneNisarga: Maharashtra Govt https://t.co/SfvioXe9yY
— ANI (@ANI) June 1, 2020
Meanwhile, Cyclone Nisarga making landfall on the Gujarat coast on June 3 as well. The Gujarat government on Monday ordered evacuation of people living in low lying areas and deployed 10 teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) in over half a dozen districts.