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Cyclone Nisarga : Wind Speed Slows Down, Mumbai May Have Escaped Worst of Cyclone | UPDATES
This cyclonic storm could be the first tropical cyclone in 129 years to hit Maharashtra in the month of June.
Cyclone Nisarga: Wind Speed Slows Down, Mumbai May Have Escaped Worst of Cyclone | UPDATES
New Delhi: Tropical storm Nisargra, which intensifies into a "severe cyclonic storm" this morning has made landfall on the Maharashtra coast around 1 pm amid heavy rainfall This is the second cyclone to strike India in two weeks and the first storm that will impact Mumbai the worst-hit city by a coronavirus in 100 years. No damage has been reported from the financial capital
"The center of the severe cyclone "Nisarga" is very close to the Maharashtra coast. The landfall process started and it will be completed during the next three hours. The northeast sector of the eye of severe cyclonic storm "Nisarga" is entering into land," the India Meteorological Department or IMD said in a tweet.
Maharashtra, Gujarat, Daman and Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli have been put on high alert as some parts of these two states and union territories fall on the path of the cyclone.
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1- The center of the severe cyclone "Nisarga" is very close to the Maharashtra coast. The landfall process started and it will be completed during the next three hours. The IMD tweeted that the northeast sector of the eye of severe cyclonic storm "Nisarga" is entering into land,".The storm will gradually enter into Mumbai and Thane during the next three hours, said the weather office in an earlier post
2-Cyclone Nisarga is expected to have wind speeds in excess of 100 km per hour, with gusts up to 120 km per hour. The Met department has also warned of one to two-meter high storm surges inundating low-lying areas of Maharashtra.
3-Forty three teams of NDRF have been deployed in areas expected to be affected along Maharashtra and Gujarat coasts.NDRF chief SN Pradhan in a video message this afternoon said that "The evacuation is nearly complete. Those in shelters are being trained for life skills and social distancing is being ensured. All preparations are in order. Let's hope we safely ride through the cyclone,"
4-Mumbai civic body BMC has put a list of dos and don't for citizens."Dial 1916 and Press 4 for any cyclone-related questions. Ignore rumors, stay calm, don't panic," the BMC said.
5-As the cyclone inched closer strong wind picked up in a coastal area this morning. Goa, Ratnagiri, Alibaug where the landfall was expected reported heavy rain.
6- Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray urged the people of Mumbai to "stay indoors" as Cyclone Nisarga has been calculated by the weather office to make landfall in the state's coast tomorrow. Any damage left in the wake of the cyclone will add more stress and could complicate the fight against COVID-19.
7- "Took stock of the situation in the wake of cyclone conditions in parts of India's western coast. Praying for everyone's well-being. I urge people to take all possible precautions and safety
8-The civil aviation regulator DGCA on Tuesday cautioned airlines about the dangers of operating during monsoon and stormy conditions. Air and rail traffic has been disrupted due to storm
9- Cyclone Nisarga will be the second to strike India's coasts in less than two weeks; last month Cyclone Amphan, one of the worst storms to have formed over the Bay of Bengal in recent years, struck Bengal and parts of Odisha, killing nearly 100 people and affecting lakhs.
10- Maharashtra is already battling a coronavirus outburst of dangerous proportions; there are over 70,000 COVID-19 confirmed cases in the state with 2,362 deaths linked to the deadly virus. Hospitals and law implementation agencies, particularly in Mumbai, are already stretched.